1 Kings 4:22-34
Solomon by his wisdom brought great prosperity to his tuition, and made the country the centre of trade and commerce. His royal establishment was conducted upon the most sumptuous scale.
1 Kings 4:22, 23
But what is this compared with the provision which loads the table of the King of kings, by whose bounty all the saints are fed?
1 Kings 4:25
So, too, where Jesus rules peace reigns undisturbed.
1 Kings 4:26
This was a forbidden luxury, for the Hebrew kings were commanded not to multiply horses. In this Solomon erred.
1 Kings 4:27-34
See how well the Lord fulfilled his promise. He gave him wisdom in no stinted measure.
1 Kings 10:14, 15, 18-23
1 Kings 10:14, 15
He built stations for the caravans, and received a toll of the merchants, besides gaining great wealth by purchasing the produce of the East, and selling it to the Western nations.
1 Kings 10:18-20
But how much mere glorious will be the throne of our Lord in the day of his appearing!
1 Kings 10:21-23
Thus again the promise was fulfilled, and wealth followed wisdom. Who would not trust so faithful a God?
Behold your King, your Saviour crown’d
With glories all divine;
And tell the wondering nations round
How bright those glories shine.
Infinite power and boundless grace
In him unite their rays;
You, that have e’er beheld his face,
Can you forbear his praise?