1 Kings 9-12 - Kingdom of Contradictions: Life in the Solomonic Era

Looking at 1 Kings 9-12, this article shows how Solomon rose to power and brought great blessings of wealth to God's people and the building of the temple. At the same time the life of Solomon is discussed in terms of his faith and life. Prosperity and security are not guarantees of godliness, and idolatry is the decay of society.