Gospel Baptist Tabernacle
781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741
Where the Love of God
abounds, everyone is
Children’s Church taught
by Paul and Marsha Davis
June 1, 2014
Verses 1-19 lists all the men in
He had men for every job.
It is wise to delegate authority, and he did.
7 And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel,
which provided victuals for the king and his
household: each man his month in a year made
(TLB) 20 Israel and Judah
were a wealthy, populous,
contented nation at this
time. 21 King Solomon
ruled the whole area from
the Euphrates River to the
land of the Philistines and
down to the borders of
Egypt. The conquered
peoples of those lands sent
taxes to Solomon and
continued to serve him
throughout his lifetime.
(TLB) 22-23 The daily food requirements for the
palace were 195 bushels of fine flour, 390 bushels
of meal, 10 oxen from the fattening pens, 20
pasture-fed cattle, 100 sheep, and, from time to
time, deer, gazelles, roebucks, and plump fowl.
Solomon was feeding a lot of people.
27 And those officers provided victual for king
Solomon, and for all that came unto king
Solomon's table, every man in his month: they
lacked nothing. 28 Barley also and straw for the
horses and dromedaries(one humped camel)
brought they unto the place where the officers
were, every man according to his charge.
Twelve men over twelve districts took turns
providing all that was needed;
Apparently Judah was exempted from this.
(TLB) 25 Throughout the lifetime of Solomon, all of
Judah and Israel lived in peace and safety; and
each family had its own home and garden.
Those were the “good old days” of Israel.
None of their neighbors were raiding and
taking their garden produce or livestock.
26 And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses
for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.
In Deuteronomy 17 God told Israel how
their king should behave.
God said they should not
have horses. Verse 16
In verse 17 they should not have multiple wives.
Not too much gold and silver.
God gave Solomon Wisdom, but he
did not always live wisely.
He was supposed to make his own copy of God’s
Word, keep it with him, read it, and do it. Deut 17
Solomon had thousands of horses with chariots and
riders; trust in God or in horses?
1 Kings 11 3 And he had seven hundred wives,
princesses, and three hundred concubines:
and his wives turned away his heart.
Nehemiah 13:26 (NIV) 26 Was it not because of
marriages like these that Solomon king of Israel
sinned? Among the many nations there was no king
like him. He was loved by his God, and God made him
king over all Israel, but even he was led into sin by
Christians should date and marry Christians. 2 Cor 6:14
Wisdom is the ability to live life successfully.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures by Dallas Seminary Faculty.
God gave Wisdom to Solomon,
but he didn’t always use it.
the heart; also used (figurative) very widely for the
feelings, the will and even the intellect;
Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.
In addition to Wisdom and Understanding, God
gave Solomon “Largeness of heart”. V29
MH It is very desirable, that those who have large
gifts of any kind, should have large hearts to use
them for the good of others.
32 And he spake three thousand proverbs: and his
songs were a thousand and five. 33 And he spake of
trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even
unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he
spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping
things, and of fishes. 34 And there came of all
people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all
kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.
Solomon was a multi-gifted man.
2 Kings 23 13 And the high places that were before
Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of the
mount of corruption, which Solomon the king of
Israel had builded for Ashtoreth the abomination of
the Zidonians, and for Chemosh the abomination of
the Moabites, and for Milcom the abomination of
the children of Ammon, did the king (Josiah)
Solomon built the idols, and
Josiah tore them down.
Ecclesiastes 2 8 I gathered me also silver and gold,
and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the
provinces: I gat me men singers and women
singers, and the delights of the sons of men, as
musical instruments, and that of all sorts. 9 So I was
great, and increased more than all that were before
me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with
me. 10 And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not
from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy;
for my heart rejoiced in all my labor: and this was
my portion of all my labor.
11 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had
wrought, and on the labor that I had labored to do:
and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit,
and there was no profit under the sun.
Solomon turned from God unto his own works, and
he found that his life was empty and vain.
Be careful of the temptation to do it your way.
Lean not to your own understanding. Prov 3:5
As the Apostle Paul warned his spiritual son
Timothy, we must not neglect the gifts God
has given us, but rather
use them for God’s glory. 1 Tim 4:14
1 Corinthians 12 14 For the body is not one
member, but many.
18 But now hath God set the members every one of
them in the body, as it hath pleased Him.
27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in
If we have the church that God wants in this place,
we must each and every one give ourselves freely
to the work for which God has gifted us.
We can not drift along, each going his own
way, and see God’s Will accomplished.
God has made us a part of something bigger than
ourselves; we must be a part.
We must work together with one mind and
purpose. Philippians 2:1-2 (TLB)
Tell yourself, “God has made
me a part of this church.”
“I am an essential part.”
“I will do my part for success.”