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Standing in the massive shadow of his famous father, young king Solomon wavers between fear and bravado, wisdom and folly. In the uncertain world of alliances and treachery, Solomon longs for peace and a love that is true and pure--a love that can be his cornerstone.

A shepherdess in the northern city of Shunem, Arielah remembers the first time she laid eyes on Solomon in Jerusalem when she was just seven years old. Since then she has known that it was her destiny to become his bride. When her father, a leader of their tribe, secures a promise from King Solomon to marry Arielah as a treaty bride to help unite the kingdom, it seems her dreams may come true.
     


 

 Love's Sacred Song Discussion Questions: Mesu Andrews


 

1. How many brothers did Solomon have?
• Brothers born in Hebron: 2 Samuel 3:2–5
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• Brothers born in Jerusalem: 2 Samuel 5:13–16
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It appears Solomon had at least one surviving brother older than him who could have laid claim to the throne. In this unyielding culture, how did a man of peace gain Israel’s throne?
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2. How did God work to ensure that Solomon would succeed David asIsrael’s king?
• Early in Solomon’s life (2 Sam. 12:24–25)
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• During a crisis (1 Kings 1:5–30)
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• To seal long-term commitment (1 Chron. 22:6–13; 29:21–24)
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Look back over your lifetime. How has God intervened? In significant childhood events? Through personal advocates? In moments that sealed your future for God’s best?

 


3. When did Solomon become wise?
• Showing personal wisdom (1 Kings 2:8–9)
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• Gaining the wisdom to rule (1 Kings 3:4–15)
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4. To which topics did Solomon’s wisdom apply?
• 1 Kings 3:27–28 __________________________________________________________
• 1 Kings 4:24–28 __________________________________________________________
• 1 Kings 4:30_____________________________________________________________
• 1 Kings 4:32 _____________________________________________________________
• 1 Kings 4:33–34 __________________________________________________________
• 1 Kings 5:2–7 ____________________________________________________________
• 1 Kings 10:1–5 ___________________________________________________________
• Ecclesiastes 2:4–9 ________________________________________________________
What does God’s wisdom look like today in our culture? In your life? If you asked God for the gift of wisdom, what aspects of your life might change?
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5. What radical decisions did Solomon make that might have caused Israel to question his wisdom?
• 1 Kings 4:7 ______________________________________________________________
• 1 Kings 5:10–18 __________________________________________________________
If you were to make changes in your life that reflected God’s wisdom, how might those decisions cause others to question your wisdom? Is it time to make some changes?
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6. What are some of the incredible things Solomon accomplished?
• 1 Kings 3:1 ______________________________________________________________
• 1 Kings 4:24 _____________________________________________________________
• 1 Kings 4:32 _____________________________________________________________
• 1 Kings 6:1,38 ___________________________________________________________
• 1 Kings 8:63,65–66_______________________________________________________
• 1 Kings 9:20–23 __________________________________________________________
• 1 Kings 9:26–28 __________________________________________________________

 

7. What are some of the controversial decisions Solomon made?
• 1 Kings 4:7 ______________________________________________________________
• 1 Kings 5:8–9 ____________________________________________________________
• 1 Kings 5:13–14 __________________________________________________________
• 1 Kings 7:1 ______________________________________________________________
• 1 Kings 7:8 ______________________________________________________________
• 1 Kings 9:10–11 __________________________________________________________
• 1 Kings 10:13 ____________________________________________________________

 

8. How did Solomonact in direct disobedience to God’s commands explicitly detailed by the law of Moses in Deuteronomy 17:16–17?
• 1 Kings 9:28; 10:14–15 ____________________________________________________
• 1 Kings 10:26–28 _________________________________________________________
• 1 Kings 11:1–3___________________________________________________________
• 1 Kings 11:4–6 ___________________________________________________________

 

9. During Solomon’s forty-year reign, he reached the heights of spiritual awakening and the depths of spiritual betrayal. What happened? How could this man turn his back on the God who had named him Jedidiah, “loved by God”?
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• What did God promise when He appeared to Solomon?
o 1 Kings 3:5 ____________________________________________________________
o 1 Kings 9:1–5 __________________________________________________________
• What werethe motivation and frequency of Solomon’s offerings?
o 1 Kings 9:25 ___________________________________________________________
• What were some of the reasons for Solomon’s disobedience? Look beyond the words to the emotions, circumstances, and personalities surrounding him.
o 1 Kings 11:1–13 ________________________________________________________

 

10. Many scholars believe that Solomon wrote the book of Ecclesiastes very near the end of his life. Some even hypothesize that the wise king experienced a season of repentance before his death. Now that you’ve studied King Solomonthe man, what do the following passages in Ecclesiastes mean to you?
• Ecclesiastes 1:2–3 ________________________________________________________
• Ecclesiastes 2:1–2 ________________________________________________________
• Ecclesiastes 8:14 _________________________________________________________
• Ecclesiastes 12:6–8 _______________________________________________________

How does this change or refocus your perspective of life “under the sun” (Eccles. 1:3)?


 
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Discussion Question Index

A


 • Abigail: Jill Eileen Smith
 • Abigail's New Hope: Mary Ellis
 • Against All Odds: Irene Hannon
 • Against the Tide: Elizabeth Camden
 • Almost Forever: Deborah Raney

B


 • Blue Moon Promise: Colleen Coble
 • Blue Widow Brides: Maggie Brendan
 • Breach of Trust: DiAnn Mills
 • (The) Bridesmaid: Beverly Lewis
 • (The) Bridge: Karen Kingsbury
 • Brigid of Ireland: Cindy Thomson
 • Burn: Ted Dekker

C


 • (The) Calling: Suzanne Woods Fisher
 • (The) Chance: Karen Kingsbury
 • Chasing Mona Lisa: Tricia Goyer & Mike Yorkey
 • Chasing the Sun: Tracie Peterson
 • Choices of the Heart: Laurie Alice Eakes
 • Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate: Diana Wallis Taylor
 • Critical Care: Candace Calvert
 • Crossing Oceans: Gina Holmes

D


 • (The) Dance: Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley
 • Deadline: Randy Alcorn
 • Deadly Devotion: Sandra Orchard
 • Deadly Ties: Vicki Hinze
 • Deception: Randy Alcorn
 • (The) Dilemma of Charlotte Farrow: Olivia Newport
 • (The) Discovery: Dan Walsh
 •  Dolled Up to Die: Lorena McCourtney
 • Demon: A Memoir: Tosca Lee
 • Digitalis: Ronie Kendig
 • Dogwood: Chris Fabry
 • Double Minds: Terri Blackstock
 • Dying to Read: Lorena McCourtney

 F


 • Fair Is the Rose: Liz Curtis Higgs
 • Freefall: Kristen Heitzmann
 • Frontiersman's Daughter: Laura Frantz

G


 • Gift of Grace: Amy Clipston
 • Gone South: Meg Mosley
 • Grace: Shelley Shepard Gray

H


 • Havah; The Story of Eve: Tosca Lee
 • Heart's Safe Passage: Laurie Alice Eakes
 • Highland Sanctuary: Jennifer Hudson Taylor
 • Hope of Refuge: Cindy Woodsmall

I


 • Intervention: Terri Blackstock
 • Into the Whirlwind: Elizabeth Camden
 • Invisible: Ginny Yttrup
 • Iscariot: Tosca Lee

J


 • (The) Jewel of His Heart: Maggie Brendan
 • June Bug: Chris Fabry

 K


 • Katie's Way: Marta Perry
 • Killer Among Us: Lynette Eason

L


 • Lady in the Mist: Laurie Alice Eakes
 • Lady of Bolton Hill: Elizabeth Camden
 • Lady of Milkweed Manor: Julie Klassen
 • (A) Lasting Impression: Tamera Alexander
 • Leah's Choice: Marta Perry
 • The Lesson: Suzanne Woods Fisher
 • Lethal Remedy: Richard Mabry
 • Life in Defiance: MaryLu Tyndall
 • Like Dandelion Dust: Karen Kingsbury
 • Lonestar Sanctuary: Colleen Coble
 • Lonestar Secrets: Colleen Coble
 • Love Amid the Ashes: Mesu Andrews
 • Love at Any Cost: By Julie Lessman
 • Love Calls: Lorna Sielstad
 • Love in a Broken Vessel: Mesu Andrews

M

 • Making Waves: Lorna Sielstad
 • (A) Memory Between Us: Sarah Sundin
 • Moon in the Mango Tree: Pamela Ewen
 • Moonlight Masquerade: Ruth Axtell
 • (A) Most Peculiar Circumstance: Jen Turano
 • My Heart Remembers: Kim Vogel Sawyer

N


 • Naomi's Gift: Amy Clipston
 • Never Far From Home: Mary Ellis
 • Nightshade: by Ronie Kendig
 • No Place for a Lady: Maggie Brendan
 • (A) Noble Groom: Jody Hedlund

O


P


 • Paper Roses, by Amanda Cabot
 • Plain Jayne, by Hillary Manton Lodge
 • Preacher's Bride: Jody Hedlund
 • Promise of an Angel: Ruth Reid


R


 • Rebekah: by Jill Eileen Smith
 • Redeeming Love: Francine Rivers
 • Redemption: Karen Kingsbury & Gary Smalley
 • (A) Reluctant Queen: Joan Wolf
 • Remember to Forget: Deborah Raney
 • Remembered: Tamera Alexander

S


 • Sarah's Gift: Marta Perry
 • Shadows of the Past: Patricia Bradley
 • Simple Choices: Nancy Mehl
 • Simple Deceit: Nancy Mehl
 • Slow Moon Rising: Eva Marie Everson
 • Someone to Blame: Susanne Lakin
 • A Sound Among the Trees: Susan Meissner
 • The Sweetest Thing: Elizabeth Musser

T


 • Tailor Made Bride: Karen Witemeyer
 • That Certain Summer: Irene Hannon