First Kings 11 records the final years of Solomon’s reign. We have watched a king, blessed richly by the Lord, slowly turning his heart away from the Lord because of the wealth and possessions he accumulated (1 Kings 10). There was foreshadowing in chapters 9-10 of the disintegration of the kingdom during his reign. Now the fall of Solomon will be complete. As we look at the fall of Solomon we must also consider the factors that caused the fall and what we can learn for ourselves so that we are not disqualified from running the race that is set before us.
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