Re:Verse passage – 2 Chronicles 9:13-31 (day four)
This is our last passage in our study of the life of Solomon. We’ve seen him from crowning as king to death…the whole of his rule. Solomon was blessed by God for his desire to rule the Israelites with wisdom. God blessed him far beyond his request. To look at Solomon’s life from start to finish, it would appear that he was very successful. Unimaginable wealth, palaces, kingdoms…materially, he had it all. To read other biblical writings though, gives a troubled picture of the struggles Solomon faced. All of his wisdom, all of his empire, all of his wealth, could not buy his happiness and peace of mind. His earthly success could not provide the joy of a vibrant relationship with God.
Where are you looking for your peace of mind…for your joy…for your fulfillment in life? Material possessions, fame, power and influence…none of these can provide these things. Solomon was distracted from obedience to God…but if he could tell you today…he would say, “keep your heart and eyes on the Lord.” This admonition comes from the wisest man in history!