Tag Archive: 2 Chronicles 1

Construction of Cities and Royal Palace

“The royal palace for Solomon requires six more years to complete than the temple itself, and it’s building program includes the construction or repair of many cities throughout his kingdom, a task accomplished through the use of forced labor by captives living within the country.”

Read: 1 Kings 7:1-12, 1 Kings 9, 2 Chronicles 7:11-22, 2 Chronicles 8

Extent of Solomon’s Glory

“Over the years of Solomon’s reign, God’s promise to Solomon, to give wisdom beyond all men and untold riches, has become reality.  Solomon’s kingdom has developed into the most peaceful and prosperous kingdom ever known.  Solomon’s glory is documented not only by official statistics but also by the visit of the Queen of Sheba.  What motivates her to come so great a distance is far more than mere curiosity at Solomon’s wealth.  It is the search for wisdom and insight which compels her, and she is not in the least disappointed.”

Read: 1 Kings 4, 1 Kings 10, 2 Chronicles 1:14-17, 2 Chronicles 9, Psalm 71:1-19

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.

Solomon Secures His Kingship

“Solomon no sooner ascends to the throne than he takes drastic measures to secure his position as king.  Solomon interprets Adonijah’s request to marry Abishag  as a conspiratorial move on the part of Adonijah, Abiathar, and Joab — and orders Adonijah’s execution. 

Then, Solomon has the former army Chief, Joab, executed and makes it clear that the death is necessary in order to requite the shedding of innocent blood when Joab killed Abner and Amasa. 

Finally, Shimei, the descendant of Saul who cursed David during Absalom’s rebellion, violates an agreement to remain in Jerusalem under protective custody, and he too is eventually executed.

Solomon not only solidifies his position from potential internal opponents but also judiciously forms a peaceful alliance with one of his potential foreign adversaries by marrying the daughter of Egypt’s ruling Pharaoh.  Because of these various political steps, Solomon’s reign begins with a calm hardly known by the former king.”

Read: 1 Kings 2:13-46, 1 Kings 3:1, 1 Kings 9:16

Solomon Blessed with Wisdom

“Solomon will soon receive a special gift of wisdom — a wisdom that is perhaps unparalleled in history.  And it speaks well of Solomon that, when the opportunity presents itself, he refuses to ask for wealth or power, preferring wisdom instead.  The record of this special bestowment upon Solomon begins with a notation about the worship of Solomon and his people prior to the erection of the temple.  The section concludes with one of the most famous stories of all time — the story of Solomon deciding the fate of an infant claimed by two mothers.”

Read: 1 Kings 3:2-28, 2 Chronicles 1:2-13

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.

Solomon Becomes King

“All preparations having now been made, it is only a matter of time before David dies and Solomon takes the throne as king.  But when power hangs in the balance, it is not unusual for power-seekers to attempt to grab it for themselves.  Such is the case with Adonijah, who attempts a bloodless coup.  However, a quick response from Nathan and Bathsheba prevents the attempt from being successful.”

Read: 1 Kings 1, 2 Samuel 23:1-7, 1 Kings 2:1-12, 1 Chronicles 29:23-25 & 28-30, 2 Chronicles 1:1

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.
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