Bible Time Period: Royal Kingdom
You established a kingdom on your servant David and promised him an eternal throne: Establish your kingdom in our midst.
The third king of Israel is David’s son by Bathsheba, Solomon. Solomon will build a permanent Temple in Jerusalem (the “house” that David wanted to build for God back in 2 Samuel 7) as well as a palace for the king. He is known even today for his great wisdom – but even that won’t protect him at the end from sin or its consequences.
Bathsheba is now Queen Mother, and she sits on a throne at the king’s right hand where she can intercede for the people. Her position foreshadows the position of Mary, Mother of Jesus and Queen of heaven, who intercedes on our behalf with her son.
What kind of a man is Solomon? How do you know?
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