1 Kings 10-11: Pride and Fall

King Solomon receives the throne of David amidst great expectations– what kind of King will he become? Will he live up to the great promises given to David regarding his offspring? Certainly God lives up to his promises as, in 1 Kings 8, Solomon dedicates the Temple in an extensive prayer for mercy and covenant love. But ultimately, Solomon’s heart is compromised and he turns away from God and his ways. The consequences are tragic.