THE FALL OF KING SOLOMON

  Introduction
       A.  King Solomon was the wisest natural man who has ever lived or will ever live.  1 Kings
             3:12 (276)
       B.  His assets and early training should have enabled him to remain faithful to God.
   I.  Solomon had many advantages.

       A.  He should have heeded the advice given to him by his father, David.
             1 Kings 2:1-4 (274)
             1.  But ____________________________________________________________

             2.  Implication for us__________________________________ Romans 12:1-2 (837)

       B.  Solomon loved God.  1 Kings 3:3 (276)
             1.  But:  a)  He worshipped false gods. Deuteronomy 5:6-9 (151)

             2.  Implication:  1 John 5:3-4

       C.  King Solomon was humble.  1 Kings 3:7-10 276)
             1.  But ________________________________________________________________

             2.  Implication:  Matthew 18:1-5 (718)

       D.  King Solomon was wise.  1 Kings 3:9-12; 1 Kings 4:32-34
             1.  But _______________________________________________________________

             2.  Implication

  II.  King Solomon’s fall.

       A.  He violated God’s law of marriage.  1 Kings 11:1-4 (285)

       B.  He worshipped false gods.  Exodus 20:3-6 (60)

       C.  He committed spiritual adultery.  Jeremiah 3:8 (558)

III.  We should learn from Solomon what not to do.

       A.  Do not have friendship relationships with the world.  James 4:4 (893)

       B.  Do not turn away from truth.  2 Peter 2:20-22 (898)

       C.  Do not dally with sin.  Hebrews 6:4-6 (885)

Closing:  There is an eternal reward for the faithful children of God.  1 Peter 1:3-5 (894)