Solomon's Disobedience

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During the time of Samuel, why did the people of Israel desire a king?
Saul, David, and Solomon are the most well-known kings of Israel, and the common attribute that each king either excelled in or struggled with was obedience. Obedience is what God asked from each king; unfortunately, not every king obeyed the commands of the Lord. Originally, they were not supposed to a king, but the people of Israel did not trust God and wanted to follow other nations. Samuel at the time was getting old and decided to appoint his sons Joel and Abijah as the leaders of Israel. However, Samuels sons did not follow their father’s ways, and chased after material gains in dishonest ways such as bribery. The elders of Israel were aware of what was going on with
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One of the ways people can express their love is by having God be the God of their loves and not worship and false idols. Unfortunately, Solomon did do this, and began to let people worship idols in his own house, and built a temple for these false gods. Hindson and Yates discuss how it was because of Solomon disobedience to the covenant that led to the division of Israel (181). Even though he started off well by building God a temple, he ended up turning away from God. Solomon’s actions led to the division of Israel, and the only reason God did not divide Israel during King Solomon’s reign was only because out of the respect that God had for his father …show more content…
Saul, the first king of Israel, quickly disobeyed Gods orders. Saul decided to listen to what the people of Israel were saying instead of God had ordered. He wanted to offer a sacrifice when God had never asked him to do that. Another downfall Saul had was how the power he acquired blinded him and created a thirst for more power. David on the other hand did not suffer from this problem. David was the humblest king compared to both Saul and Solomon. Even when David let his lustful desires overpower him, God still considered David a man after His own heart. Because when David was confronted about the sin he committed he, he did not try to justify it or make any excuses, he was honest with God. While David was faithful to God, his son Solomon was not. When Solomon reigned, God blessed him riches and wisdom, and become one of the most powerful kings of Israel. While Solomon was the wisest king, he still ended up making a huge mistake. He decided to listen to what the people wanted and allowed idolatry in his own home. Solomon ended up turning his back to God, and worshiped false idols. Due to his disobedience, Israel had to suffer the consequences by becoming divided. Each king had to deal with lesson of obedience. While Saul and Solomon showed disobedience, David was the only one who showed compliance. Obedience was the key for each king, unfortunately, not all of them showed

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