not to obey God; in one way or another, he represents the best and worst of who we are.
Important themes and lessons to watch for in Solomon’s life include:
priorities in prayer
priorities in personal decisions
knowing truth versus doing truth
power, wealth, and ambition
how God disciplines his people
the conditional nature of many of God’s promises
the privileges and responsibilities of being chosen by
principles of leadership
living by principles versus living from a changed heart
How to Use is Guide
e questions in this guide are geared to elicit every partici-
pant’s input, regardless of his or her level of preparation. Obvi- ously, the more group members prepare by reading the biblical text and the background information in the study guide, the more they will get out of it. But even in busy weeks that afford no preparation time, everyone will be able to participate in a meaningful way.
e discussion questions also allow your group quite a bit
of latitude. Some groups prefer to briefly discuss the ques- tions in order to cover as many as possible, while others focus only on one or two of them in order to have more in-depth conversations. Since this study is designed for flexibility, feel
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