Notes: November 9, 2008 – 1 Kings 11

The dark spot on Solomon’s reputation

Solomon loved women, foreign women, women who didn’t love God (1 Kings 11:1).

God warned Solomon not to associate with unbelieving women; but he chose to love them anyway (1 Kings 11:2).

As predicted, these unsaved women turned Solomon away from God (vs 4-8).

The LORD was angry with Solomon for his sin, and He announced that the kingdom would be divided (vs 9-14).

God raised up two adversaries to Solomon: Hadad the Edomite (vs 8:14), and Rezon (vs 8:23).

When God announced that the divided kingdom would be in the hands of Jereboam, Solomon himself made Jereboam his adversary (vs 8:40).