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09-22-2014, 08:16 AM
Solomon (shalom)

King David wanted to build a house for God, but wasn't permitted because he had been a warring man. 1Chr22. However, he did make preparations by assembling the materials for use by his son Solomon who would be given rest from fighting his enemies.

King Solomon (also named Jedidiah, by Nathan in 2Sam12:25) was widely known for his wealth and wisdom and 700 wives and 300 concubines -- so many women we greatly question his kind of wisdom. Instead of many children, as we would expect, only one son (Rehoboam), and two daughters, 1K4:11,15, according to scripture. The name 'Jedidiah' in Hebrew, corresponds to the name 'Theophilus' in Greek; used twice in the New Testament by Luke the physician.

Two daughters of Solomon may remind us of the 2 daughters for LBJ and Nixon, and Bush and Obama.. You think? :huhsign:

Seen as an allegory, Solomon is representing our incredibly diversified wise GOD and multiple bridegroom, with the ONE special Son! Just as David stored the materials for building that Special Temple; so We have God's Word to provide for building our own personal temple. And, just as Solomon initially followed the Lord, but later became unfaithful, so our own nation began with "In God We Trust", but now has turned towards paganism (many gods).

The Lord told David: "Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about: for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness unto Israel in his days. He shall build a house for my name; and he shall be my son, and I will be his father ; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel forever." 1Chr22:9,10.

09-25-2014, 08:40 AM
The Solomon Decision Bob Smith, Foreman AR, 11/94
Solomon's Decision: To cut the babe in half!
We're horrified at such a gross incision.. :eek:
At first we think: "How could he!" ?
It's a blow below the belt..
But second thoughts of the conclusion
reveals how wisdom's dealt.

The Mother's true reaction: To let the baby live!
Even if the care of him, wasn't hers to give..
And maybe she could visit, or see him now and then,
Especially when she told him that she had known him when...

Solomon's Decision: To cut the babe in half!
Sheep & Goats no longer such a blend..
Mankind separated like the wheat & chaff;
By the special Sword of Truth whom God did send!

In the devil's territory...yet we're not alone,
Surrounded by the Tares, but soon we're going home.
One mother was the real one; the other was a liar...
Now that we are full grown, get ready for the fire!

The Godly wisdom given to Solomon supports the allegory of how mankind is both wheat and tare's, and is being raised in the devil's territory.