1 Kings 12: The Kingdom Divided

1 Kings 12: The Kingdom Divided

King Solomon’s quest for wealth, pleasure, and power in violation of the Deuteronomy 17 commands eventually led to his downfall. He turned his heart away from the LORD and sought after other gods. Because of this, God divided the kingdom, with Israel in the north (10...
1 Kings 12: The Kingdom Divided

1 Kings 11: The Downfall of Solomon

There is an interesting contrast between 1 Kings 10 and 11. In 1 Kings 10, a pagan, an unbeliever, meets Solomon and comes away as a believer, saying “Blessed be the LORD your God who delighted in you…” (1 Kings 10:9). Now in 1 Kings 11, we see King Solomon depart...