Chronicles record Solomon’s successes and achievements. These verses are of great building projects; the temple, his palace, new villages in Lebanon, and other areas of Israel. Solomon also built a palace for his Egyptian wife (11).
I want to write that the Lord gave Solomon success because he built the temple. I also want to say that the Lord kept his promise to Solomon. When Solomon asked for wisdom, the Lord said he would also give him wealth, riches, and honor such as no king who was before you ever had and none after you will have (2 Chron. 1:12).
I wrote these truths, but my heart is not in it this Friday morning. I am sleepy, too sleepy to think about someone else’s success. Too tired to look for understanding and direction. I will seek the Lord in meditation and prayer in my easy chair.