Reign of Solomon

…Psalm 112: From David to Solomon

1 Kings Chapter 1,   King David has “weakened” in his old age and has been some time in his bed chamber– we are told he is lying in his bed oblivious to what is going on outside.  A young virgin has been found to stay with him and care for all his needs.  Unaware to […]

…Psalm 127: David’s Last Instructions “Clearing the Land”

    “Heaven is My throne, and earth is My footstool.        Where is the house that you will build Me?  And where is the place of My rest?     For all those things My hand has made … and all those things exist,” says the Lord. – Isaiah 66:1 David’s instruction to Solomon may seem […]

…Psalm 128: The Better Part of Wisdom

The concept of wisdom is understood differently by many.  It is associated with matters of intellectual ability.  It takes a practical approach being equated with mature insight with sound judgment based upon experience.   The wisdom in the life of King Solomon led him to be declared “wealthier and wiser” than any of the kings of […]

…Psalm 72: For Solomon was Wiser Than All Men

 For he was wiser than all men— and his fame was in all the surrounding nations. He spoke three thousand proverbs, and his songs were one thousand and five. He spoke of trees, from the cedar tree of Lebanon even to the hyssop that springs out of the wall.  He spoke also of animals, of […]

…Psalm 136: The Ark Brought into Solomon’s Temple

“And there I have set there a place for the ark, in which is the covenant of the Lord which He made with our fathers, when He brought them out of the land of Egypt.”… “Lord God of Israel, there is no God in heaven above or on earth below like You, who keep Your […]

…Psalm 99: Praise to the Lord for His Holiness

 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. Acknowledge him in all your ways, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own estimation; fear the Lord and turn away from evil. This will bring healing to your body, and refreshment to your inner self […]

…Psalm 97: The Lord’s Second Warning to Solomon

  He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully.   He shall receive blessing from the Lord…   Psalm 24: 4-5 Will Solomon’s accumulating wealth, success, and prestige interfere with his God-given discernment?  Worldly success too often leads to a lessening of […]

…Psalm 89:5-34: Solomon’s Fame and Downfall

“This is a faithful saying… If we endure, we shall reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us. If we are faithless, He still remains faithful, because cannot deny Himself.’’                2 Timothy 2: 11-13 1 Kings 11:1-13 But King Solomon loved many foreign women, as […]

…Psalm 89:35-52 Solomon’s Reign Ends

It is unbelievable that the man who wrote Proverbs 5:20–23 and 6:20–24 would end up multiplying wives and concubines from heathen nations. Polygamy had caused his father David no end of trouble, but to take wives from heathen lands was deliberate apostasy. 20 Why be captivated, my son, by an adulteress? Why embrace the bosom of […]

…Psalm 49: Vanity of vanities! All is vanity!”

The End of the Wise and the Fool   Then I turned myself to consider wisdom and madness and folly–      For what can the man do who succeeds the king?      Only what he has already done. Then I saw that wisdom excels folly as light excels darkness. The wise man’s eyes are in his head, […]

…Psalm 72:1-19:  Solomon Celebrates His Blessings

Psalm 72 is one of only two psalms written by Solomon. In it, he prays that he and his royal descendants would rule over Israel with righteousness and compassion […]

 

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