Key Figures of the Old Testament

Solomon: the Half-Hearted King

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Scott Risley

1 Kings 3-11

Summary

Solomon, the third king of Israel, had godly aspirations, a humble heart, and God’s covenant promises. He was set up for great success. In spite of this, Solomon later chose compromise over wholehearted commitment to God. We learn the importance of clinging to God’s instruction over our own plans. Solomon’s reign highlights God’s generosity, sovereignty, and integrity.


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Keywords

  • Covenant
  • God's Will
  • Humility
  • Pride