1 Kings 9:1-10:13

  1. Comparing 9:3 carefully with 8:29, in what two respects did God exceed Solomon’s request? Observe also the close relation between God’s promise and his commands, and between his fulfillment of his promise and man’s obedience. Cf. John 14:14, 15, 21; 15:7; 1 John 3:22.
    What do we see in today’s passage of the fulfillment to Solomon of God’s promise in 3:12, 13?
  2. In what ways is the Queen of Sheba an example to us?
    Consider the purpose of her visit, the difficulties of it, and her reward.