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1 Kings 3 - AMP

2 But the people sacrificed in the high places , for there was no house yet built to the See footnote on Deut. 12:5.Name of the Lord. 3 Solomon loved the Lord, walking in the statutes and practices of David his father, only he sacrificed and burned incense in the high places. 4 The king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there, for that was the great high place. One thousand burnt offerings Solomon offered on that altar. 5 In Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night. And God said, This is the high privilege of the child of God. Each one's life tells what he has asked for--``in heaven above or in the earth beneath." Which shall it be, God's will and glory, or our own?Ask what I shall give you. 6 Solomon said, You have shown to Your servant David my father great mercy and loving-kindness, according as he walked before You in faithfulness, righteousness, and uprightness of heart with You; and You have kept for him this great kindness and steadfast love, that You have given him a son to sit on his throne this day. 7 Now, O Lord my God, You have made Your servant king instead of David my father, and I am Solomon was already a father (see I Kings 11:42; 14:21).but a lad ; I know not how to go out (begin) or come in (finish). 8 Your servant is in the midst of Your people whom You have chosen, a great people who cannot be counted for multitude. 9 So give Your servant an understanding mind and a hearing heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and bad. For who is able to judge and rule this Your great people? 10 It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this. 11 God said to him, Because you have asked this and have not asked for long life or for riches, nor for the lives of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to recognize what is just and right, 12 Behold, I have done as you asked. I have given you a wise, discerning mind, so that no one before you was your equal, nor shall any arise after you equal to you. 13 I have also given you what you have not asked, both riches and honor, so that there shall not be any among the kings equal to you all your days. 14 And if you will go My way, keep My statutes and My commandments as your father David did, then I will lengthen your days. 15 Solomon awoke, and behold, it was a dream. He came to Jerusalem, stood before the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings, and made a feast for all his servants. 16 Then two women who had become mothers out of wedlock came and stood before the king. 17 And one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house. 18 And the third day after I was delivered, this woman also was delivered. And we were together; no stranger was with us, just we two in the house. 19 And this woman's child died in the night because she lay on him. 20 And she arose at midnight and took my son from beside me while your handmaid slept and laid him in her bosom and laid her dead child in my bosom. 21 And when I rose to nurse my child, behold, he was dead. But when I had considered him in the morning, behold, it was not the son I had borne. 22 But the other woman said, No! But the living one is my son, and the dead one is your son! And this one said, No! But the dead son is your son, and the living is my son. Thus they spoke before the king. 23 The king said, One says, This is my son that is alive and yours is the dead one. The other woman says, No! But your son is the dead one and mine is the living one. 24 And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword to the king. 25 And the king said, Divide the living child in two and give half to the one and half to the other. 26 Then the mother of the living child said to the king, for she yearned over her son, O my lord, give her the living baby, and by no means slay him. But the other said, Let him not be mine or yours, but divide him. 27 Then the king said, Give her the living baby, and by no means slay him. She is the child's mother. 28 And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had made, and they stood in awe of him, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to do justice.



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Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
How are you doing? How are you really doing? Understanding?
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Feb, 2017
Summary: We are spiritually desperate for THE DIVINE GIFT of UNDERSTANDING to thrive in the family and church. We study 5 characters that grew in the process of understanding. Hurt people hurt people, let's travel the high road and understand.
Larry Turner avatar
Warning Label Ignored
Shared by: Larry Turner on Jul, 2016
Summary: Solomon was given more wisdom than anyone who has lived yet he chose not to use it.
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: 213
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
Troy Borst avatar
A Discerning Heart Thru Change
Shared by: Troy Borst on Nov, 2015
Summary: What does this mean for us during change? This morning I would like to talk about some elements of change and see why a discerning heart is necessary during change.
Series: Thru Change
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: 945
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: 481
Darrin Fish avatar
If God gave you a wish.
Shared by: Darrin Fish on Sep, 2015
Summary: oday if God asked you this question how would you respond? • Family get saved • More Money • A better Job • Someone that you know could be healed • “"What do you want? Ask, and I will give it to you" (I Ki 3:5)
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:1-15
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 746
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: 1,184
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
WE NEED UNDERSTANDING & WISDOM
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec, 2014
Summary: We live in a time when we need great understanding and wisdom in our families and in our churches.
Scripture: 1 Kings 2:7-3:12
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 473
K. Edward Skidmore avatar
Even the Wise are weak
Shared by: K. Edward Skidmore on Aug, 2014
Summary: The story of Solomon reveals that even the wisest man ever to live was flawed and weak. 1 Kings 3:7-13
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
Maria Saunders avatar
Ask for Whatever You Want
Shared by: Maria Saunders on Aug, 2013
Summary: There are times in our lives that we need assistance in making sound decisions. Many decisions made are good but are they godly? True wisdom starts with a heart full of faith, not a head full of facts.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:5-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,844
Dale Miller avatar
SOLOMON AND HIS WISDOM
Shared by: Dale Miller on Sep, 2012
Summary: THIS SERMON DEALS WITH SOLOMON AND HIS GOD GIVEN GIFT OF WISDOM.
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:1-15
Views: 435
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: 13,048
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
David McNally avatar
Godly wisdom
Shared by: David McNally on Jul, 2012
Summary: Having an education and intelligence is good, as is common sense, but we need godly wisdom to get through the challenges of life, and this is only obtainable by faith and trust in Almighty God.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:4-15
Views: 1,547
Rick Boyne avatar
Failing in Your Success
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Jun, 2012
Summary: You can have it all and still miss the mark.
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:1-3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 497
Andrew Moffatt avatar
Young King Solomon was wise enough to know he was stupid!
Shared by: Andrew Moffatt on Jun, 2012
Summary: What is it we ask God for; is it out of selfish motives or out of what God wants?
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:1-15
Denomination: Salvation Army
Views: 1,513
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
Rodelio Mallari avatar
LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF KING SOLOMON
Shared by: Rodelio Mallari on Jan, 2012
Summary: The story that we are most familiar with in Solomon’s life is that of his asking for wisdom from God. Not only did God grant Solomon’s request for wisdom but also gave him power, riches, fame, and prosperity. Solomon had all that a man could ask for in th
based on 16 ratings
Denomination: *other
Views: 15,265
Michael Gates avatar
A Wise and Rewarding Choice
Shared by: Michael Gates on Jan, 2012
Summary: This message helps to teach all of us the power we have at our disposal as we obey God's Word and trust Him with eve
Series: I Kings
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:4-14
Views: 1,709
Michael Gates avatar
A Wise Request for a New Responsibility
Shared by: Michael Gates on Jan, 2012
Summary: The Request of a Wise Man
Sherm Nichols avatar
If You Could Have Anything You Wanted
Shared by: Sherm Nichols on Nov, 2011
Summary: 1st in a series about life of Solomon. An effort to get the audience to associate Solomon's request with the choices that are placed before them and to prioritize them accordingly
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 1 Kings 3:3-15
Views: 1,617
Olusola Oyewole avatar
Attracting The Blessings You Have Not Asked For
Shared by: Olusola Oyewole on Sep, 2011
Summary: A call on Christians to please God with their lives for God to bless them