Wisdom and Understanding.

Solomon, a child born from a checked past, became one of the best kings of Israel. He was the son of King David and the wife of Uriah, Bathsheba. David had committed adultery with Bathsheba and had her husband killed in battle. God would have destroyed David for those sins. David repented, but the consequence of his sins were far reaching. Their first child was stillborn. David married Bathsheba. Their second child was Solomon. Solomon loved the Lord. His heart was for God. When he became king of Israel, all that he asked God for was wisdom to rule over Israel. God gave him the wisdom and the wealth of the world. Solomon became the wisest and richest man in the world. He was the only man to rule the world, besides Jesus. Kings of other countries would come to Jerusalem to see the wealth of Israel. Solomon kept the gold inside the city walls, but the silver he dumped on the ground outside the walls. He wrote the book of Proverbs in one day. The book of Ecclesiastes was written at the end of his life. It is also a book of proverbs. It seems that he had become jaded with all that God had given. But it was written as matter of fact book. And one of his proverbs that rings true is from Ecclesiastes 4:6 “Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit.” This from a man who ruled the world.
Crain Blanchard.

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