Solomon: Foolishness Unfit for a King

The idols of the heart can lead the believer away from wisdom and into folly. In part 4 of 1 Kings: The Cost of Rejecting God, Pastor Dan Cox reads from 1 Kings 11.

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Study Notes

Understanding the Text

  1. Solomon’s descent into idolatry (1 Kings 11:1-13)
  2. The Lord raises up adversaries against Solomon (1 Kings 11:14-25)
  3. Jeroboam rebels against Solomon (1 Kings 11:26-40)
  4. The death of Solomon (1 Kings 11:41-43)
  • Proverbs 31: Bathsheba’s heartfelt cry for her son, Solomon?
  • Ecclesiastes 12: Solomon’s repentance and final words of wisdom?

Wisdom and Folly

  • The way of Wisdom: Humble oneself before the LORD
  • The way of Folly: Lift oneself up against the LORD

Applying the Text

  • Is your heart oriented toward wisdom or folly?