1 Kings 3 & 4

  1. Solomon’s request was pleasing to God (3:10), but was it the highest gift he could have asked?
    Cf. Exod. 33:13; Phil. 3:8, 10.
    What do you put first in prayer?
    What do we learn of God’s dealings with man from the way in which he answered Solomon’s request?
  2. What good things are said about Solomon in these two chapters, and what benefits did his rule bring to his people?
    What, according to the writer, was the deepest ground of his prosperity?

Note. 4:4b. this was true only at the very beginning of Solomon’s reign. See 2:35.