The life of Solomon
Solomon was one of the most important figures in the Bible. He was a man of great wisdom and knowledge. Solomon was also a very wealthy man, and he built the magnificent Temple of Jerusalem.
Solomon’s story is told in the Bible, in the book of 1 Kings. Solomon was born into a royal family. His father David was the king of Israel, and his mother Bathsheba was a queen.
As a young man, Solomon showed great wisdom and knowledge. He was also blessed with wealth and riches. Solomon used his resources to build the Temple of Jerusalem, which became a symbol of his greatness.
During his reign, Solomon faced many challenges. He had to deal with enemies both inside and outside his kingdom. However, Solomon remained a wise and just leader, and he was able to maintain peace in his kingdom.
Solomon in the Bible:
“And God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore.” (1 Kings 4:29)
“So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong.” (1 Kings 3:9)
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.” (Proverbs 1:7)
“By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place.” (Proverbs 3:19)
“Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” (Proverbs 4:7)
“Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or swerve from them. Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you.” (Proverbs 4:5-6)
“My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.” (Proverbs 2:1-5)
“The wise have wealth and luxury, but fools spend whatever they get.” (Proverbs 21:20)
“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.” (Proverbs 11:2)
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” (Proverbs 1:7)
“Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.” (Ecclesiastes 9:18)
“There is more hope for a fool than for someone who speaks wise words without meaning them.” (Proverbs 29:20)
“Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.” (Proverbs 3:7-8)
“The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.” (Proverbs 14:27)
“The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.” (Proverbs 4:18)
“When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble. Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.” (Proverbs 4:12-13)
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
“Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.” (Proverbs 30:5-6)
“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior— from violent people you save me.” (2 Samuel 22:2-3)