Sermons on 1 Kings
Under the leadership of Ahab and Jezebel, Israel is gripped by idolatry and greed. God sends prophets to call Israel to repent, but they are largely ignored. The power of God wins every time.
Following Solomon’s rule, the divided kingdoms were marked by unfaithfulness to the Lord and nationalized idolatry, with righteous kings being the exception. Only the Lord’s continuing regard for the house of David kept his hand of judgment from falling on them.
Solomon’s wisdom was a gift from God. Israel prospered through Solomon’s leadership. His many foreign wives led him away from God and into idolatry, costing him the kingdom.