Episode 7: Solomon

Break the Ice

  • If you could live in any sitcom, which one would it be?

Bring the Word

Read 1 Chronicles 28:2-7 (A summary of the Davidic covenant in 2 Samuel 7)

  • What is God’s promise in this covenant?
  • What is required of David’s son in this covenant?

Read 2 Chronicles 1:1, 6-10 (Solomon ask for wisdom)

  • Why does Solomon ask for wisdom?
  • What does this tell us about Solomon as a person? As a king? 
  • Later in his life Solomon wrote the words in Proverbs 3:13-15. Read these verses to see how much he values wisdom.

Read 2 Chronicles 1:11-13  (God’s response to Solomon’s request)

  • Where do you think God’s list of other things Solomon could have asked for came from?
  • What were the 5 things on that list? What 3 things does God say He is going to give Solomon?

Read 2 Chronicles 1:14-17 (Solomon’s wealth and horses)

  • What point do you think the author was trying to make by adding these verses here?
  • Read Deuteronomy 17:14-17. Does this passage change your outlook on the previous question? How did your answer change?
  • Why would God promise Solomon great wealth if he had previously warned against it?

Read 1 Kings 11:1-13 (Solomon’s wives and worship of other gods)

  • What does this passage say about Solomon, despite the fact that he was very wise and had God’s favor, that he still chose to go against God’s command?
  • What was the outcome of this disobedience?

Bring it Home

Read Deuteronomy 17:18-20

  • According to this passage, what is the king supposed to do?
  • Do you think Solomon followed these guidelines for a king? Why?
  • What actions should we be taking to avoid disobeying or sinning against God?

Read Psalm 119:9-16

  • What part of this Scripture sticks out to you the most?
  • What are some practical ways you can apply that part of Scripture in your life this week? (Remember your suggestion may help others as well as yourself).
  • How can we pray for you?

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