Solomon’s story is over but his family legacy remains.
Now the kingdom of history’s greatest peace-time king will be fracture into two kingdoms: Israel in the north and Judah in the south. The remainder of 1 Kings and 2nd Kings tell the story of this divided kingdom. You will find the attached chart invaluable as you work your way through the accounts of these two kingdoms. The relationship of the kings to the prophets cannot be overstated. This was the context for the prophesies of Isaiah – Zephaniah. The final three prophets: Haggai, Zachariah, and Malachi – speak to Israel as they return from 80 years of captivity.
Follow this helpful chart as you triangulate each king, each prophet, and the nature of each king’s story and impact upon the people of God.
Saul had no heart – David a whole heart – and Solomon half a heart. The kings of the divided kingdom have scattered hearts. Some are honoring to God, many are not. Kind of the story of the entire human race is it not? Here you will find many heart lessons as you seek to serve the true King of the earth!