Tagged with Solomon

1 Kings 2:2

1 Kings 2:2

1 Kings 2:2 – “I am about to go the way of all the earth,” he said. “So be strong, act like a man. In this study, we will examine the words that David said to Solomon as he was about to die, and understand why it means so much more than it seems at first glance. Continue reading

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Psalm 127:1

Psalm 127:1

Psalm 127:1 – Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labour in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. This study will be focused on the futility of labour without God. Continue reading

Nehemiah 13:26

Nehemiah 13:26

Nehemiah 13:26 – Was it not because of marriages like these that Solomon king of Israel sinned? Among the many nations there was no king like him. He was loved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel, but even he was led into sin by foreign women. Continue reading

1 Kings 3:9

1 Kings 3:9

1 Kings 3:9 – So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours? In this study, we will examine Solomon’s request and consider why exactly did he ask for wisdom, and whether we should also ask for wisdom. Continue reading

Ecclesiastes 9:7

Ecclesiastes 9:7

Ecclesiastes 9:7 – Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for it is now that God favors what you do. In this study, we will examine the context of this seemingly joyful and hopeful verse and attempt to tackle the deeper meaning behind pleasure. Continue reading

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Ecclesiastes 9:10 – Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom. In this study we will examine why we should work hard in all good things, and explore the one place where we don’t need to do work. Continue reading

Ecclesiastes 3:1

Ecclesiastes 3:1

Ecclesiastes 3:1 – There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. In this study we will examine the time that is in our control, and how we should manage it; and the time that is beyond our control – the timing of providences. Continue reading

Proverbs 11:7

Proverbs 11:7

Proverbs 11:7 -When a wicked man dies, his hope perishes; all he expected from his power comes to nothing. Solomon here departs from his norm and emphasizes on the same point rather than use an antithesis to parallel his point. In this study we will look at the relevance of this emphasis, and ponder a little on the Christian hope. Continue reading

Ecclesiastes 1:2

Ecclesiastes 1:2

Ecclesiastes 1:2 – Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. (KJV). In this study we will examine one of Solomon’s best known quote and the relevance it has to us today. Continue reading