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1 Kings 3 - NIV

16 Now two prostitutes came to the king and stood before him.

17 One of them said, “Pardon me, my lord. This woman and I live in the same house, and I had a baby while she was there with me.

18 The third day after my child was born, this woman also had a baby. We were alone; there was no one in the house but the two of us.

19 “During the night this woman’s son died because she lay on him.

20 So she got up in the middle of the night and took my son from my side while I your servant was asleep. She put him by her breast and put her dead son by my breast.

21 The next morning, I got up to nurse my son—and he was dead! But when I looked at him closely in the morning light, I saw that it wasn’t the son I had borne.”

22 The other woman said, “No! The living one is my son; the dead one is yours.”
But the first one insisted, “No! The dead one is yours; the living one is mine.” And so they argued before the king.

23 The king said, “This one says, ‘My son is alive and your son is dead,’ while that one says, ‘No! Your son is dead and mine is alive.’”

24 Then the king said, “Bring me a sword.” So they brought a sword for the king.

25 He then gave an order: “Cut the living child in two and give half to one and half to the other.”

26 The woman whose son was alive was deeply moved out of love for her son and said to the king, “Please, my lord, give her the living baby! Don’t kill him!”
But the other said, “Neither I nor you shall have him. Cut him in two!”

27 Then the king gave his ruling: “Give the living baby to the first woman. Do not kill him; she is his mother.”

28 When all Israel heard the verdict the king had given, they held the king in awe, because they saw that he had wisdom from God to administer justice.




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Byron Sherman avatar
KINGDOM CHARACTER-5
Shared by: Byron Sherman on Jun, 2016
Summary: 5 of 5. One of Solomon’s official judgments revealed the motherly potential of a harlot. A person’s character reveals their fitness for/citizenship/as a servant in God’s kingdom. Kingdom character is manifested in one’s approach to...
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:16-28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 62
Byron Sherman avatar
KINGDOM CHARACTER-4
Shared by: Byron Sherman on May, 2016
Summary: 4 of 5. One of Solomon’s official judgments revealed the motherly potential of a harlot. A person’s character reveals their fitness for/citizenship/as a servant in God’s kingdom. Kingdom character is manifested in one’s approach to...
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:16-28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 423
Byron Sherman avatar
KINGDOM CHARACTER-3
Shared by: Byron Sherman on May, 2016
Summary: 3 of 5. One of Solomon’s official judgments revealed the motherly potential of a harlot. A person’s character reveals their fitness for/citizenship/as a servant in God’s kingdom. Kingdom character is manifested in one’s approach to...
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:16-28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 505
Byron Sherman avatar
KINGDOM CHARACTER-1
Shared by: Byron Sherman on May, 2016
Summary: 1 of 5. The events surrounding one of Solomon’s official judgments revealed the mothering potential of a harlot. But How? Kingdom Character or Motherhood/Mothering Potential is manifested in a woman’s approach to...
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:16-28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 180
Byron Sherman avatar
KINGDOM CHARACTER-2
Shared by: Byron Sherman on May, 2016
Summary: 2 of 5. The events surrounding one of Solomon’s official judgments revealed the mothering potential of a harlot. How does a woman’s character reveal her potential as a mother? Motherhood/Mothering Potential is manifested in a woman’s approach to...
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:16-28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 146
Allan Quak avatar
Choose Wisdom Every Time
Shared by: Allan Quak on Mar, 2016
Summary: King Solomon's wisdom reminds us that we need to follow the wisdom of the true King. This wisdom enables us to look back and learn from our past, as well as look forward and believe that we are cared for by our King.
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:1-28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 195
James Snyder avatar
Solomon: Architect Of God’s Kingdom
Shared by: James Snyder on Feb, 2016
Summary: Solomon is used by God to solidify Israel as a nation and is the bridge between David and the future/Christ. The perimeters of God’s kingdom is clearly outlined in the studies before us.
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:5-28
Views: 242
Jeffery Anselmi avatar
Wisdom: Putting it All Together
Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on Oct, 2015
Summary: Wisdom is a vital element for a leader to possess and excercise.
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:1-27
Views: 934
Rev. Clarence Eisberg avatar
Israel’s Experience with Human Kings The Wisdom of Solomon
Shared by: Rev. Clarence Eisberg on Oct, 2015
Summary: The story of David appointing Solomon to the Throne of Israel was not without its own “political games.” Solomon. The third king of Israel demonstrates wisdom. our own nation needs leaders with wisdom
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:1-28
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 471
Rick Pendleton avatar
God's Kind of Mother
Shared by: Rick Pendleton on Dec, 2014
Summary: Some mothers give their self to their children. Others give their children to themselves. God's kind of Mother does this.
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:16-28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,176
Scott Spencer avatar
God’s Faithfulness to Mothers.
Shared by: Scott Spencer on May, 2014
Summary: This incident is used of God to show He had given Solomon the wisdom he had requested as king. It proves that wisdom comes from God. It demonstrates that love comes from God, and love is present even when one is undeserving and perhaps unlovable.
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:16-28
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 665
Mike Fogerson avatar
A Mother's Sacrifice
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Sep, 2012
Summary: Happy Mother’s Day! Of course should celebrate moms more often, Let’s face it, mothers do a lot for us they have a special place:
based on 19 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:16-28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 13,042
Rick Boyne avatar
Morals of Motherhood
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Jul, 2012
Summary: God gives wisdom to raise your children.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:16-28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 815
Horace  Wimpey avatar
Counterfeit Mom
Shared by: Horace Wimpey on May, 2012
Summary: A look at a real mothers sacrifical love.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:16-28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 6,597
Chris Appleby avatar
Wisdom for Solomon
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Jul, 2010
Summary: True wisdom is a gift from God. It’s worth more than riches or power. But by itself it’s not enough. We also need to remain faithful to God.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:1-28
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 3,874
Glenn Durham avatar
God’s Mercy in Our Messes
Shared by: Glenn Durham on May, 2010
Summary: God gives wisdom to those who need and seek.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:16-28
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 5,246
AKINSANYA ADUBI avatar
EXCHANGE OF DESTINY PART 2
Shared by: AKINSANYA ADUBI on Sep, 2009
Summary: From our text, we could see that the second harlot killed her own son, took another person’s son and gave to her what does not belong to her. In so many instances, people have killed and destroyed their own destinies as a result of greed, ambition, lust,
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:16-27
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 12,793
AKINSANYA ADUBI avatar
AN EXCHANGE OF DESTINY
Shared by: AKINSANYA ADUBI on Sep, 2009
Summary: A lot of people have lost things that rightly belong to them to the enemies. They have lost the plan, the thoughts and every good thing that the Lord has given to them as a result of the works of the enemy. The Bible says that a thief, that is the enemy h
Series: Part One
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:6-27
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 11,409
Mark Aarssen avatar
Authority in Question
Shared by: Mark Aarssen on Mar, 2009
Summary: Through out history we have wrestled with those in authority over us. Nations go to war because their authority is challenged. People argue and fight because we do not always agree with those who are in charge. This makes it very confusing for the Chris
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:16-38
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 818
Joseph Smith avatar
Mothers and the Sword
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Dec, 2008
Summary: Mothering in our time is mirrored in the one prostitute, who decided just to take what she could, though it was destructive. But the true mother was willing to sacrifice that her child might live.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:16-28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,842
Brian Matherlee avatar
God's Kind of Leader
Shared by: Brian Matherlee on Oct, 2008
Summary: Final message in a 3 part series on leadership
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:1-28
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 886
Jay Robison avatar
What a Wise Man Knows about Mothers
Shared by: Jay Robison on Mar, 2008
Summary: Mothers are not perfect, mothers will fight for their children, mothers love their children, and mothers know their children.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:16-28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,333
Victor Yap avatar
Wise Men Still Find Him
Shared by: Victor Yap on Dec, 2007
Summary: Solomon, Pt. 2
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:3-28
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 800
samson musyoki avatar
DEAD VISION
Shared by: samson musyoki on Sep, 2007
Summary: Have you ever wondered whether you were pursuing your own vision or nursing someone else’s dead child?
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:16-21
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,233
Stephen Robinson D avatar
Who, What, When, Where, and Why; Lessons from some Harlots
Shared by: Stephen Robinson D on Jun, 2007
Summary: This sermons allows one to understand that one should not question God when He is using them to improve their life for the better, no matter how bad or tragic the situation gets.
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:16-28
Views: 5,748
A. David Hart avatar
THE ACTIONS OF A REAL MOTHER
Shared by: A. David Hart on May, 2007
Summary: To get us to understand the caring heart of a real mother.
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:16-28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 9,267
Mark Schaeufele avatar
The Heart of a Mother
Shared by: Mark Schaeufele on May, 2007
Summary: A real Mother shows true devotion to her children.
based on 42 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:16-28
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 3,810
Cesar Verdeflor avatar
A Mother's Love
Shared by: Cesar Verdeflor on May, 2007
Summary: A mother cannot give a perfect love but she can give a sacrificial love.
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:16-28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,110
Robert Leroe avatar
Solomon & the Moms
Shared by: Robert Leroe on May, 2006
Summary: Compassionate people like Solomon readily recognize compassion within others of like heart.
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:16-28
Denomination: Congregational
Views: 2,674
Kerry Bauman avatar
A Mother's Love
Shared by: Kerry Bauman on May, 2006
Summary: What makes the love of a mothe special? This message looks at what one mom was willing to do to demonstrate love to her child.
based on 275 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:16-28
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 29,665