Solomon’s love for foreign women turns his heart from God to idols. God tells Solomon of the division of the kingdom after his death. God raises up adversaries, especially Jeroboam, promising him a kingdom like David’s if he follows God.
- Note the frequency of the word “turned” in verses 2, 3, 4, and 9. What can you learn from this?
- God commanded Solomon not to go after foreign women, yet he did so. Why did he? What motivated him? How did he treat the Lord’s command? What really controlled him then?
- What was the cause of Israel’s division (v. 33)?