The Wisdom and Folly of the Son of David

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In the West, where wealth and consumption are the language that people speak everyday, it is important to remember the difference be- tween wisdom and folly. King Solomon is known even by non-Christians for his wealth and wisdom, and his story within the pages of the Bible is both amazing and cautionary. Solomon’s father, King David, had uni- fied Israel and received promise from God that one from his line would always be on the throne, a King forever, and the Book of Kings tells the story starting with Solomon. It may not be what you expect, but it reveals Israel’s present longing and it points forward to Israel’s and ultimately, humanity’s greatest need — the One True King.

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