“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.”—Psalm 111:10
And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, also carpenters and masons who built David a house. — 2 Samuel 5:11
King Solomon, the third king of Israel, was the richest and wisest king mentioned in the Bible
What king made a wise decision about a child claimed by two prostitutes?
Answer: Solomon (1 Kings 3:16-28)
Solomon said, “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.” — Eccl. 12:7
Now Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants to Solomon, when he heard that they had anointed him king in place of his father; for Hiram always loved David. 1 Kings 5:1
For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. – Prov 2:6
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.”—Matt. 6:13
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall
opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh
findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.– Matthew 7:7-8
Who was the first metal craftsman in the Bible?
Answer: Tubal-cain (Genesis 4:22)
“He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.”—Matt. 24:13
A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.—Prov 11:13
The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.”—Prov. 14:15
He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips. — Prov 20:19
Solomon said, “A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.” — Prov. 27:12
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”—Matt. 7:7
“Ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.”—John 16:24
Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.—Prov 21:23
Solomon said, “Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.
Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.” — Prov. 3:27-28
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy is understanding.—Prov 9:10
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. —Prov 22:6
A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.—Prov 29:11
Who made chains strung with pomegranates to decorate the temple?
Solomon (2 Chronicles 3:16)
Solomon said, “There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.”—Prov. 19:21
What book speaks of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah? — Revelation (5:5)
Solomon said, “All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.”—Eccl. 3:20
What Phoenician city was home to Hiram, who helped construct Solomon’s temple? Tyre (1 Kings 5:1-11)
Who built the walls of Jerusalem?
Solomon (1 Kings 9:15)
On what mountain did Solomon build the temple?
Answer: Moriah (2 Chronicles 3:1)
What mountain range did the wood for Solomon’s temple come from?
Answer: Lebanon (1 Kings 5:6-14)
Solomon said, “The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh
well to his going.”—Prov. 14:15
and Solomon sent word to Hiram — 1 Kings 5:2
When Hiram heard the words of Solomon, he rejoiced greatly, and said, “Blessed be the LORD this day, who has given to David a wise son to be over this great people.” — 1 Kings 5:7
Solomon said, “A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.”—Prov. 27:12
The man who wins may have been counted out several times, but he didn’t hear the referee. For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief. –Prov 24:16
And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, “I have heard the message which you have sent to me; I am ready to do all you desire in the matter of cedar and cypress timber. – 1 Kings 5:8
So Hiram supplied Solomon with all the timber of cedar and cypress that he desired, – 1 Kings 5:10
Solomon said, “Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished.”—Eccl. 4:13
While Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand cors of wheat as food for his household, and twenty thousand cors of beaten oil. Solomon gave this to Hiram year by year. – 1 Kings 5:11
Solomon said, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”—Prov. 22:6
And the LORD gave Solomon wisdom, as he promised him; and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and the two of them made a treaty. – 1 Kings 5:12 –
Solomon said, “Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him: But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.”—Eccl. 8:11-13
So Solomon’s builders and Hiram’s builders and the men of Gebal did the hewing and prepared the timber and the stone to build the house. – 1 Kings 5:18 –
Solomon said, “He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.”—Prov. 10:18
And King Solomon sent and brought Hiram from Tyre. – 1 Kings 7:13
Solomon said, “A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.”—Prov. 15:4
Hiram also made the pots, the shovels, and the basins. So Hiram finished all the work that he did for King Solomon on the house of the LORD: – 1 Kings 7:40
Solomon said, “Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.”—Prov. 15:17
Now the pots, the shovels, and the basins, all these vessels in the house of the LORD, which Hiram made for King Solomon, were of burnished bronze. – 1 Kings 7:45
“He knoweth the secrets of the heart.”—Psalm 44:21
Solomon said, “Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession.”—Prov. 28:10
and Hiram king of Tyre had supplied Solomon with cedar and cypress timber and gold, as much as he desired, King Solomon gave to Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee. – 1 Kings 9:11
God. Psalm 127, written by Solomon, says, “Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is useless.” Solomon began by laying the foundation with God, but he did not follow through in his later years. As a result, he lost everything.
Solomon said, “He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.”—Prov. 22:8
But when Hiram came from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him, they did not please him. – 1 Kings 9:12 –
Solomon said, “To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.”—Prov. 21:3
Hiram had sent to the king one hundred and twenty talents of gold -1 Kings 9:14
Solomon said, “There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceedeth from the ruler.”—Eccl. 10:5
“Now this was the manner in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirm all things; a man plucked off his shoe and gave it to his neighbor:and this was a testimony in Israel.”–Ruth 4: 7-8:
Solomon said, “He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.”—Prov. 16:32
And Hiram sent with the fleet his servants, seamen who were familiar with the sea, together with the servants of Solomon; – 1 Kings 9:27
What king of Israel had two navies? Solomon (1 Kings 9:26-28; 10:22)
Solomon said, “The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.”—Prov. 22:7
Moreover the fleet of Hiram, which brought gold from Ophir, brought from Ophir a very great amount of almug wood and precious stones. – 1 Kings 10:11
Solomon said, “Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.”—Eccl. 10:20
For the king had a fleet of ships of Tarshish at sea with the fleet of Hiram. Once every three years the fleet of ships of Tarshish used to come bringing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks. – 1 Kings 10:22
Solomon said, “And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.”—Eccl. 12:12
Solomon said, “Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.”—Prov. 3:7
And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, also masons and carpenters to build a house for him. –
1 Chronicles 14:1
Key Bible Verse: Wherefore the LORD said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant. –1 Kings 11:11
Solomon said, “A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.”—Prov. 18:24
Solomon said, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak.”—Eccl. 3:1,7
Fads come and go; wisdom and character go on forever. Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way. — Prov 23:19
Solomon said, “Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.”—Prov. 21:23
Who wrote over a thousand songs?
Who had a throne with purple cushions? Song of Solomon 3:10
Solomon said, “A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!”—Prov. 15:23
Who compares her dark skin to the blackness of the “tents of Kedar”?
The woman in the Song of Solomon (1:5)
Solomon said, “There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.”—Prov. 19:21
Solomon said, “These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him. A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood. An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief. A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.”—Prov. 6:16-19
He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. –Prov 17:27
Good words are worth much, and cost little. A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. —Prov 25:11
Solomon said, “Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.”—Prov. 19:1
Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.–Prov 3:7
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man. — James 1:13
God said to Solomon, “Wherefore the LORD said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant. Notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it for David thy father’s sake: but I will rend it out of the hand of thy son.”—1 Kings 11:11-12
Reading is the gateway to knowledge. When we read, we develop our intelligence and expand our knowledge base. One of the great benefits of effective reading is that we are able to discuss many topics intelligently and make intelligent decisions based upon timely and accurate information. The process of learning how to read can be fun and rewarding. Reading regularly can be informative and enjoyable. Reading effectively is a valuable skill that serves us well on a daily basis by opening a gateway to knowledge and enabling us to *READ TO LEARN AND READ FOR LIFE*!!!
Families are the foundation of communities. It is the members of a family that determine the quality and character of the family. Families in turn, determine the caliber and consistency of the local community where the families dwell. Quality families, will produce quality communities, which will knit the fabric for a quality society.
Peace, like charity, begins at home.
To see what we have, is to have a positive perspective. With a positive perspective, we can do much with what we have. At times we may be distracted looking at the things that we do not have, and if we dwell on the things we don’t have, we become blinded to all of the things that we do have. It’s a blessing to see what we have and do something with it.
Fools are not interested in understanding. The fool, rather than engaging Godly understanding would rather talk about himself and his own opinions. A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.—Prov 18:2
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
Pick your companions wisely. The wise bring you up and the foolish bring you down.
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.—Prov 13:20
The manner in which it is given is worth more than the gift.
Whoever gossips to you will be a gossip of you.
Compliment first, then correction. One of the most effective ways of correcting someone constructively is by giving the person a compliment first. A compliment that is true and timely opens a gateway for meaningful two way communication. A person is more receptive and attentive to guidance and correction after receiving a compliment. Like driving with caution on an open highway where traffic is moving in both directions, two-way communication is very effective when caution is exercised in offering guidance and correction. Everyone benefits and mutual respect is present when a compliment comes first, followed by a correction as we *PROCEED WITH CAUTION*!!!
It is the nature of person to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him or her..
Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.
Sometimes we forget this simple truth: The broken pieces of ourselves are often our greatest teachers. It is from them that we learn our strength. It is from them that we learn compassion, wisdom and understanding, devotion, faith, and insight. It is from them that we learn how to pray, how to cry, how to listen, how to reach out for help. It is from them that we learn how to strive for better, how to emphasize and offer help.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
Worthless conversations demonstrate lack of self-control. James compares the damage the tongue can do to a raging fire–the tongue’s wickedness has its source in hell itself. The uncontrolled tongue can do terrible damage. Satan uses the tongue to divide people and pit them against one another. Idle and hateful words are damaging because they spread destruction quickly, and no one can stop the results once they are spoken. We dare not be careless with what we say, thinking we can apologize later, because even if we do, the scars remain. A few words spoken in anger can destroy a relationship that took years to build. Before we speak, we must remember that words are like fire–we can neither control nor reverse the damage they do.
Your temper is like a fire. It gets very destructive when it gets out of control.
He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.—Prov 25:28
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you will help them become what they are capable of becoming.
Paying attention to details is very important. Equally important is to see how the details fit into the big picture. Seeing the big picture sets the overall stage that allows us to study the details to learn more. In any aspect of life, the big picture and the details, viewed concurrently together, provide a crystal clear picture.
Whatever level of achievement we choose, we can succeed at it, if we try our best. Sometimes it is tempting to just give a minimal effort to see what happens, which typically results in falling short of the goal. When we maximize our desire, optimize our passion, and capitalize on our best effort, we are greeted with sweet success, because we gave it our best.
You begin to seek God for Who He is when you stop seeking Him for what He can do for you.
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.
Faith comes by hearing. If we desire wisdom, we must listen more than talk.
A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:—Prov 1:5
Right actions for the future are the best apologies for wrong ones in the past.
“Being defeated is often a temporary condition.
Giving up is what makes it permanent.”
When the trials, tribulations and daily problems come, seek Him.
The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. -Lamentations 3:25
“Success will not lower its standard to us. We must raise our standard to success.”
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than
saved by criticism.
It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Wise parents gather wisdom, knowledge and understanding on raising children.
He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.—Prov 13:24
Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Prayer may not change things for you, but it for sure changes you for things.