There is a New Kid in Town
1 Kings 1-3 tell of the ascent of Solomon to the throne; they also show signs early in his kingship that would point to his eventual foray away from God and deep into sin. Much later, Solomon returns to God but the only hero in this story is God.
Three Features of Solomon’s Life before Ecclesiastes
- A Threatening Situation
- A Compromise or Two
- A Gracious Gift from Heaven