Understanding the Scriptures
Studying the Scriptures
Do activities A and B as you study 1 Kings 3.
Before, During, and After
In 1 Kings 3, Solomon had a special experience with the Lord in a dream. Answer the following questions about this experience:
Before. What had already happened to show Solomon how difficult it is to be king?
During. Why do you think Solomon asked for an understanding heart rather than anything else? What things did the Lord seem pleased that Solomon did not ask for?
After. How did Solomon demonstrate that he had received this spiritual gift at the beginning of his reign?