Solomon's reign, and the blessings God's people enjoyed under him, points us to a greater king who will never fall. The king and his kingdom turn out to be just a shadow of the reality that is to come in Christ. The rise of Solomon shows us how wonderful it is when God's people live in God's land under God's king. His fall reminds us that the best is yet to come.
The eight studies in this Good Book Guide will help ordinary Christians get to grips with the first eleven chsapters of 1 Kings. They will encourage and challenge you as you seek to live as God's people today. And they will excite you as you look forward to the eternal glory of living under great Solomon's greater son-Jesus Christ.
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Author: James Hughes is married to Kirsty and they have four children. He is the the vicar of St. Alkmund's Duffield, Derbyshire. These studies grew out of James' conviction that Christians should get to grips with the whole of God's Word, because God speaks to us through the whole of the Bible.