Solomon: A Success Story? (1 Kings 10:21-29)

The typical reading of Solomon's life is one of tremendous success (1 Kings 3-10) with the spiritual consequences of polygamy and idolatry catching up to him at the end (1 Kings 11). In this lesson, we challenge that view by seeing what the narrator of Kings is highlighting all along - that in too many ways Solomon has become the new Pharaoh and Israel the new Egypt.