Solomon’s Tainted Glory in 1 Kings

David’s chosen heir (ch. 1)Gained power in bloody coup (ch. 2)
Nathan’s early support (ch. 1)Prophetic voice disappears
Prayer for wisdom to rule righteously (chs. 3–4)Rules with forced labor; accumulates wealth unjustly (9:15–22; 10:26–29)
Completion and dedication of temple (chs. 5–8)Foreign wives lead him to idolatry (11:1–8)
The Lord supports Solomon (9:1–9)The Lord rejects Solomon (11:9–12)

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