1 Kings 3

 Leader: Pastor Kruschel

1 Kings 3

  1. Was the sacrifice of a thousand animals a senseless waste? 

  2. Does the size of our gift indicate the size of our love? 

  3. In what way did Solomon show his love for the Lord? 

  4. Why did Solomon ask for a “discerning heart”? 

  5. Jesus said, “Seek first (God’s) kingdom and his righteousness, and all these (earthly blessings) will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33).  How were these words fulfilled in Solomon’s life? 

  6. How are these words fulfilled in our lives today? 

  7. How do we set our priorities straight? 

  8. How did Solomon reveal his wisdom? 

  9. How did God use Solomon’s wise decision to solidify the kingdom under Solomon? 

  10. Over the course of his life, Solomon became a man of great wisdom.  What are the values of education and what are its risks or liabilities? 

  11. Solomon wrote, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10).  What did he mean by that? 

  12. Do we sometimes rely too much on self-help books? 

  13. Agree or disagree: If our world leaders would humbly worship and pray as Solomon did, our world would not be in such a mess.