Solomon’s wisdom shines today when two harlots come to him with a dispute. One harlot rolled over her baby during the night killing the baby. Then she switched the baby with the other harlot’s baby. Both are claiming to be the mother of the alive baby. Solomon has an idea! He says cut the baby in half and give each woman half of the baby. 😱 Wise Solomon knew this idea would flush out the liar. So the real mom was identified bc she was the one that pleaded for her baby’s life. Solomon returned the child to her “And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had rendered; and they feared the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to administer justice.” So God uses a dispute between two harlots to bring all of Israel together in agreement over their new king. The Lord wastes nothing and uses the unlikely to accomplish His purposes! 🙌
Solomon then builds a relationship with Hiram, king of Tyre, as his father, King David, had done. He arranges a business deal w Hiram for cedar and cypress logs from Lebanon and then Solomon gets to building. In seven years the temple will be complete! 🎉 Solomon continues building tomorrow so keep reading.
(1 Kings 3:16-28, 1 Kings 5:1-18, 2 Chronicles 2:1-18, 1 Kings 6:1-13, 2 Chronicles 3:1-14, 1 Kings 6:14-38)