Solomon is known far and wide for his wisdom. His writings in the Old Testament range from practical, pithy proverbs to beautiful romantic poetry. Yet, all of his writings are saturated with his knowledge and insight. The man behind all of those wonderful writings was deeply conflicted between wisdom and folly. The king who warned about so many sins did not take his own advice. He lead Israel into idolatry. Still, his life and writings provide important lessons for us today.
In this study, John MacArthur takes readers through an in-depth look at the time of Solomon's ascent to the throne all the way through his tragic end. Take a close-up look at the value of wisdom when you see the examples of the wise woman, the foolish sluggard, and others in the book of Proverbs. Carefully consider doctrinal themes such as True Wisdom from God and A Time for Everything.
The MacArthur Bible Studies offer insightful examinations of the whole of Scripture. Each guide includes extensive commentary, detailed observations on over arching themes, and probing questions to help you study the Word of God with direction from John MacArthur.
- The Rise of Solomon (1 Kings 2:1—3:28)
- Building the Temple (1 Kings 6:1-38; 8:1—9:9)
- The Decline of Solomon (1 Kings 10:14—11:43)
- The Wisdom of the Proverbs (Proverbs 1:1-6; 2:1-22; 4:1-27)
- Speaking with Wisdom (Proverbs 5:1-8; 10:10-32; 15:1-7, 23-33)
- Acting with Wisdom (Proverbs 6:6-11; 10:1-9; 12:11-28; 21:5-31; 26:13-17)
- Persevering in Wisdom (Proverbs 1:20-33; 3:1-35)
- True Wisdom from God (Proverbs 1:7-19; 14:6-15; 26:7-12)
- The Virtuous Woman (Proverbs 31:1-31)
- A Time for Everything (Ecclesiastes 1:1-11; 3:1-22)
- The Full Duty of Man (Ecclesiastes 2:12-26; 9:1-5; 12:1-14)
- Reviewing Key Principles