Solomon woke up and realized God had spoken to him in a dream. Solomon praised God and offered sacrifices to worship Him. Christ Connection: King Solomon could have asked for earthly treasures, but he asked for wisdom to lead God’s people. King Solomon asked God for wisdom to lead God’s people.
Solomon asked for wisdom. Pleased, God personally answered Solomon’s prayer , promising him great wisdom because he did not ask for self-serving rewards like long life or the death of his enemies.
“The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.”—Prov.
Solomon’s repentance was sincere; but the harm that his example of evil-doing had wrought could not be undone. Though the king confessed his sin and wrote out for the benefit of after generations a record of his folly and repentance , he could never hope entirely to destroy the baleful influence of his wrong deeds.
They fail to remember that God gave Solomon wealth for a reason. The reason was because, when God promised Solomon that He would grant any request, Solomon asked for wisdom to rule the people. God was so pleased that Solomon didn’t ask for wealth (among other things) that along with wisdom He also gave him wealth .
all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. The World English Bible translates the passage as: yet I tell you that even Solomon in all. his glory was not dressed like one of these.
In a dream , God asks King Solomon what gift he’d like. And Solomon can choose anything – courage, strength, even money or fame. He chooses an understanding heart. Wisdom, so he can make good decisions for his people.
Solomon showed his love for the LORD by walking according to the statutes of his father David, except that he offered sacrifices and burned incense on the high places. At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.”
Wealth poured into his treasury, allowing Solomon to fulfil God’s promise to David: to build a temple to house the Ark of the Covenant. To do so, he launched a “donation drive” that netted 5,000 gold and 10,000 silver talents (roughly $100 million in today’s currency).
Thus, although still able to keep control of the nation of Israel because of God’s promise to King David, Solomon lost the protection and favor of God that earlier had provided remarkable peace and prosperity when he was obedient to God .
He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines, and his wives led him astray. As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been.