Flashcards in Week 9 Deck (7)
Solomon was gifted with wisdom from God. God also gave him great wealth and privilege. So much freedom to indulge his fleshly impulses set the stage for Solomon’s loss of integrity. Which of the following best describes Solomon’s loss of integrity?
Solomon became a pleasure-seeker, and acquired as many women and lands and possessions as his heart desired, including a palace that took nearly twice as long to build as the Temple of the Lord. His love for foreign women caused him to abandon his commitment to God, and he began to worship false gods.
Both David and his son Solomon committed grievous sins. From a human standpoint, David’s sin in murdering Uriah could be considered more sinister than the sins of Solomon, yet 1 Ki. 11:6 tells us that Solomon “..did not completely follow the Lord, as his father David had done.” Which of the following correctly compares the difference between them that gave reason for the comparison?
David repented of his grievous sin, and restored his relationship to God, while Solomon abandoned his singular relationship to God and worshiped foreign gods.
Solomon’s great wisdom captured the heart of Israel, and he was known as a great and powerful king, both in wisdom, and in wealth. Who else came to know of his greatness?
All of the men and women in the palace
The Queen of Sheba
The entire known world
Solomon’s profound wisdom gave us the books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and most likely, the Song of Songs. Ecclesiastes in particular expresses a mature wisdom. What is a mark of that maturity in Ecclesiastes?
A distinct regret and reflection on the error of living only out of one’s impulses and desires, without being mindful of God.
That no one will escape the inevitable things of life, including trouble and death, and life and even wisdom, without godliness, is ultimately fruitless and meaningless.
That all should walk in light of God’s presence, fearing and obeying him, and should find joy in the normalcy of the life that God has given to each of us.
Song of Songs is a passionate love story between Solomon and the beloved, his bride. The Song celebrates the power and beauty of love and intimacy between a man and a woman, as they move from engagement and into marriage, and beyond. There is a marked difference in their intimate encounters, as they occur in 1:2-3:5, and then those later, after 3:7-11. What best describes the difference?
In 1:2-3:5 the couple is unmarried, and refrains from sensuality. After 3:7-11, however, they freely share in God’s gift of married sensuality.
Job’s friends thought they could help him in his pain and grief. There was a big problem with their approach, however, and their efforts didn't amount to either helping or comforting Job. What was the main problem with what they had to say?
Through the use of seemingly endless speeches, they misrepresented God by misapplying conventional wisdom about God, and by accusing Job of great sin, claiming that God would never allow such terrible things to happen to anyone unless a person had sinned badly in some way. This only added to his misery and grief.