The High Point of a Model Kingship

As we continue through a rough transition between two polarizing and flawed presidents, we read of Solomon, who was quite flawed himself, yet is presented in Chronicles in a seamless transition between two ideal and highly popular kings who led Israel through the golden age of its history. Above all his other qualities and accomplishments, Solomon is shown to be a model ruler because of his attention to the temple, where he leads the people in sacrificing and praying to the LORD, foreshadowing the truly perfect king and high priest to come.