King Solomon’s Failure

The Bible says God blessed King Solomon greatly because he asked for wisdom instead of wealth and power when God asked what he wanted (1 Kings 3:3-15). When Solomon built the temple he made sacrifices and honored God. In response, God promised to bless Solomon according to the promises he made to David (his father), however, he warned him that these blessings are conditional and based on his faithfulness to keeping God’s commands in the Torah (1 Kings 9:1-9). Solomon did not keep God’s instruction and eventually turned the nation away from God by endorsing idolatry and committing other sins. Let’s take a look at what laws Solomon broke.

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