But all was not well in Israel. It begs the reader to wonder what it must have been like to receive the word that God would not take his kingdom away from his hands, but rather from the hands of his future, that of his son as the heir Rehoboam.
Solomon was enamored with riches and possessions. It is the story of a displaced nation who has long sought after the world at the expense of God Himself. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.
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Overall a great book that I recommend. His approach lends itself to his Christian pastoral tendencies this is intended as a group study guide after allwhich fuses an Old Testament story as an echo of the figure and person of Jesus with specific modern application of the major themes of money, sex and power.
Faithful, clear, and exceedingly helpful. We're committed to providing low prices every day, on everything. Great, shared 15 copies with friends. Timothy Keller.
And yet, tragically, he threw it all away for the love of money, the pleasures of sex, and the powers of an earthly kingdom. King David's last days provide the framework through which we are to understand King Solomon, and David's last days are equally dramatic.
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Sorry, but we can't respond to individual comments. Early chapters address his accession to the throne which involved some timely, but justifiable, as Ryken argues, executions , his wish for wisdom, his widening territorial acquisitions, his building of the temple, bringing the ark to the sanctum sanctorum, his fame, and more.
Add to list. But the author a Christian seemingly smiling for notoriety has stretched to make the story which starts in the first chapter of the First Book of Kings something more or something it's not.