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11 Things to Learn from Solomon to Be Wise (and Not a Fool)

  • Whitney Hopler Contributing Writer
11 Things to Learn from Solomon to Be Wise (and Not a Fool)

Solomon – one of Israel’s kings, whose life is depicted in the Bible’s Old Testament – is known as the wisest man who ever lived, apart from Jesus Christ. Yet despite his incredible God-given wisdom, Solomon still made many foolish decisions. Why? Each time, Solomon turned his attention away from God and toward the world’s temptations, such as privilege, power, riches, sex, and the accolades of others. As he did, he fell into sin that led him into destructive situations that ruined his life.

Solomon’s life shows that no one is wise enough to outsmart sin. No matter how smart you are or how much you love God, sin can seduce you if you don’t intentionally guard yourself against it and pursue more of God’s wisdom every day.

Here’s what you can learn from Solomon’s choices so you can avoid falling into destructive situations and instead gain wisdom that will usher God’s blessings into your life: