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King Solomon was the third king over Israel, the second son of David and Bathsheba, who reigned some 40 years (970–930 B.C.). His alternative name was Jedidiah, “beloved of the Lord.” One of Solomon’s earliest recorded acts as king was to go to the high place at Gibeon and sacrifice 1000 burnt offerings. On the following night, the Lord appeared to the king in a dream, asking as to his fondest wish. Solomon asked for wisdom to judge Israel and God was pleased with the request (1 Kings 3). Israel’s king was given his wish, along with the gifts of long life, riches, and fame. In time Israel held Solomon in high esteem for the wisdom God gave him. Elwell, W. A., & Beitzel, B. J. (1988). In Baker encyclopedia of the Bible (p. 1975). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House.

Five Wise 'Do Not's'

“ Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor, ‘Come back later; I’ll give it tomorro...
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Rewards for Being Competent & Discrete

“Maintain your competence and discretion. My son, don’t lose sight of them. They will be life for you and adornment for your neck. Then you will go sa...
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Creation was Established by Wisdom

“The LORD founded the earth by wisdom and established the heavens by understanding. By His knowledge the watery depths broke open, and the clouds drip...
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The Supreme Value of Wisdom

“Happy is a man who finds wisdom and who acquires understanding, for she is more profitable than silver, and her revenue is better than gold. She is m...
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Rewards for Submitting to the LORD's Discipline

“Do not despise the LORD’s instruction, my son, and do not loathe His discipline; for the LORD disciplines the one He loves, just as a father, the son...
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Rewards for Honoring the LORD Above All

“Honor the LORD with your possessions and with the first produce of your entire harvest; then your barns will be completely filled, and your vats will...
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Rewards for Fearing the LORD Above All

“Don’t consider yourself to be wise; fear the LORD and turn away from evil. This will be healing for your body and strengthening for your bones.” (Pro...
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Rewards for Trusting the LORD Above All

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the righ...
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Rewards for Being Loyal and Faithful

“Never let loyalty and faithfulness leave you. Tie them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will find favor and high re...
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Rewards for Obeying Wisdom's Instructions

“My son, don’t forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commands; for they will bring you many days, a full life, and well-being.” (Proverbs 3:1...
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