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?