Lesson 20 – Solomon’s Downfall and Death

Text: 1 Kings 9-11

Summary

1 Kings 9 – God appears a second time to Solomon; Details of Solomon’s Physical Accomplishments.

1 Kings 10 – Queen of Sheba visits Solomon, More about Solomon’s Prosperity.

1 Kings 11 – Solomon’s Wives and Idolatry. Solomon Judged By God for Idolatry. Adversaries of Solomon. Solomon’s Death.

Questions:

What two paths does God present to Solomon? (1 Kings 9:1-9)

How impressed was the Queen of Sheba with the wealth and wisdom of Solomon? (1 Kings 10:5-10)

Browse over 10:10-29.  What stands out to you about the prosperity of Solomon?

Solomon married foreign women but what additional sin did this lead to? (1 Kings 11:4-8)

What would be the punishment for Solomon’s sin? (1 Kings 11:11-13)

Who were the adversaries of Solomon? Who would take part of his Kingdom? (1 Kings 11:14-40)

What are your thoughts on the final statements about Solomon in the book of 1 Kings 11? Where is he spiritually as far as what 1 Kings and 2 Chronicles have to say?

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