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1 Kings, chapter 3. NIV 1 Kings 3:1 Solomon made an alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt and married his daughter. He brought her to the City of David until he finished building his palace and the temple of the LORD, and the wall around Jerusalem. Solomon does a “No No”.

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1 kings chapter 3
1 Kings, chapter 3
  • NIV 1 Kings 3:1 Solomon made an alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt and married his daughter. He brought her to the City of David until he finished building his palace and the temple of the LORD, and the wall around Jerusalem.
solomon does a no no
Solomon does a “No No”
  • NIV Deuteronomy 17:15 be sure to appoint over you the king the LORD your God chooses. He must be from among your own brothers. Do not place a foreigner over you, one who is not a brother Israelite.
  • NIV 1 Kings 3:1 Solomon made an alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt and married his daughter. He brought her to the City of David until he finished building his palace and the temple of the LORD, and the wall around Jerusalem.
marriages must be with a believer
Marriages must be with a believer
  • This a theme repeatedly repeated.
  • Just before Flood..
  • Abraham and Isaac’s desire for children.
  • Warning from Joshua, Ezra, Nehemiah, etc.
1 kings chapter 34
1 Kings, chapter 3
  • 2 The people, however, were still sacrificing at the high places, because a temple had not yet been built for the Name of the LORD. 3 Solomon showed his love for the LORD by walking according to the statutes of his father David, except that he offered sacrifices and burned incense on the high places.
god s place for his dwelling
God’s Place for His Dwelling
  • NIV Deuteronomy 12:5 But you are to seek the place the LORD your God will choose from among all your tribes to put his Name there for his dwelling. To that place you must go.
1 kings chapter 36
1 Kings, chapter 3
  • 4 The king went to Gibeon to offer sacrifices, for that was the most important high place, and Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings on that altar. 5 At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, "Ask for whatever you want me to give you."
1 kings chapter 37
1 Kings, chapter 3
  • 6 Solomon answered, "You have shown great kindness to your servant, my father David, because he was faithful to you and righteous and upright in heart. You have continued this great kindness to him and have given him a son to sit on his throne this very day.
1 kings chapter 38
1 Kings, chapter 3
  • 7 "Now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties. 8 Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number.
1 kings chapter 39
1 Kings, chapter 3
  • 9 So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?" 10 The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this.
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1 Kings, chapter 3
  • 11 So God said to him, "Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, 12 I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be.
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1 Kings, chapter 3
  • 13 Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for-- both riches and honor-- so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings. 14 And if you walk in my ways and obey my statutes and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life."
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1 Kings, chapter 3
  • 15 Then Solomon awoke-- and he realized it had been a dream. He returned to Jerusalem, stood before the ark of the Lord's covenant and sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. Then he gave a feast for all his court.
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1 Kings, chapter 3
  • 16 Now two prostitutes came to the king and stood before him. 17 One of them said, "My lord, this woman and I live in the same house. I had a baby while she was there with me. 18 The third day after my child was born, this woman also had a baby. We were alone; there was no one in the house but the two of us.
1 kings chapter 314
1 Kings, chapter 3
  • 23 The king said, "This one says, 'My son is alive and your son is dead,' while that one says, 'No! Your son is dead and mine is alive.'" 24 Then the king said, "Bring me a sword." So they brought a sword for the king.
1 kings chapter 315
1 Kings, chapter 3
  • 25 He then gave an order: "Cut the living child in two and give half to one and half to the other." 26 The woman whose son was alive was filled with compassion for her son and said to the king, "Please, my lord, give her the living baby! Don't kill him!" But the other said, "Neither I nor you shall have him. Cut him in two!"
1 kings chapter 316
1 Kings, chapter 3
  • 27 Then the king gave his ruling: "Give the living baby to the first woman. Do not kill him; she is his mother." 28 When all Israel heard the verdict the king had given, they held the king in awe, because they saw that he had wisdom from God to administer justice.
1 kings chapter 4
1 Kings, chapter 4
  • Vv. 1-19. Solomon chooses a wise administration. Effective leadership is not necessarily micro-management or sole-management.
  • NIV Exodus 18:14 When his father-in-law saw all that Moses was doing for the people, he said, "What is this you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as judge, while all these people stand around you from morning till evening?"
1 kings chapter 418
1 Kings, chapter 4
  • The better and wiser King works through us to do His bidding.
  • NIV 1 Corinthians 12:27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
1 kings chapter 419
1 Kings, chapter 4
  • NIV 1 Kings 4:20 The people of Judah and Israel were as numerous as the sand on the seashore; they ate, they drank and they were happy. 21 And Solomon ruled over all the kingdoms from the River to the land of the Philistines, as far as the border of Egypt. These countries brought tribute and were Solomon's subjects all his life.
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1 Kings, chapter 4
  • 22 Solomon's daily provisions were thirty cors of fine flour and sixty cors of meal, 23 ten head of stall-fed cattle, twenty of pasture-fed cattle and a hundred sheep and goats, as well as deer, gazelles, roebucks and choice fowl.
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1 Kings, chapter 4
  • Cor = a little over 6 bushels.
  • 30 cors of flour = 185 bushels of flour.
  • 60 cors of meal = 375 bushels of meal.
  • A bushel of wheat is 60 pounds.
  • A bushel of flour is 56 pounds.
  • A bushel of oats is 40 pounds.
  • A bushel of corn is 56 shelled and 70 pounds whole.