The Sad End of a Great King
“Few end well.”
Today’s reading: 1 Kings 8:62-11:25
Once again we see an example of how difficult it is to handle success and prosperity without succumbing to serious temptations and the pitfalls of sin. The Bible shows us how to live cautiously and dutifully, before the face of God (Coram Deo).
Learn from Solomon, the great king with the sad finale. Seek to end well.
[For more reflections on this passage see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days].