1 Kings 5

Making an alliance is a tricky thing.  The old saying you can pick your friends but you can’t pick your family is true.  Sometimes you can pick your enemies; sometimes not.  Picking allies is a form of friendship.  You see the same things.  You have the same...

1 Kings 4

This chapter is a great reminder that organization is a wise thing.   In some ways it is also a summary of Solomon’s reign.   God cares about details.   He notices things you and I might think he would ignore.   PS. 139 is a great example of this. Also again...

1 Kings 3

Solomon asked for wisdom to guide the people rather than long life or revenge. He was blessed even though he had made a marriage alliance with Pharoah. He received wisdom from God as illustrated by the prostitutes coming to him for justice. Besides the wisdom to...

1 Kings 2

Solomon is establishing his rule.  Notice how David commands him to follow the law and deal with some people who were treacherous to him.   David did not take revenge but he also knew justice needed done. Solomin wisely handled dispensing that justice not based on...

1 Kings 1

David is dying and the maneuvering to replace him has started. Sometimes people hate politics (the maneuvering for power) and it’s true that people usually don’t love one another in the process, but it is also true that we need good leaders and wise men in...

Proverbs 31

The one chapter from a woman to her son emphasizing wisdom – knowing what to do with men and act as a king as well as what to look for in a wife. She starts by reminding her son of their relationship.  She is treating him as a person, as the son of her womb, and...
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