SONG OF SOLOMON FROM THE YOUNG MAN IN LOVE
Women from every corner of the world sought and hundreds found his favor.
Romance and love flowed from this most amazing man.
From this era flows the SONG OF SOLOMON.
PROVERBS FROM THE WISDOM OF A MATURE MAN AT HIS ZENITH
Then there was the stream of inquirers who came to sit at his feet in wonder as he spoke. At the head of the line was the Queen of Sheba who came 1,200 miles with a vast fortune.
She was overcome at his exceeding wisdom and wealth. “The half was never told me!” His actual possessions were so much more than his unbelievable reputation. She went away in wonder and praise to his God.
From this era rises the PROVERBS.
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ECCLESIASTES FROM AN OLD AND BITTER MAN LOOKING BACK ON HIS WASTED OPPORTUNITIES
Yet with all that Solomon didn’t end well.
With incredible Divine Blessings.
With personal visits from the God of Heaven.
With wisdom unsurpassed on the planet.
With wealth beyond the greatest kings of the Earth.
With wine, women and palatial living . . . nothing ever satisfied him.
The hands spread out to God in prayer were pulled back and instead grasped the idols of paganism.
The heart of zeal for the Living and True God became cold, distant and empty.
From this final era trickles ECCLESIASTES. A look at Ecclesiastes 12 shows Solomon may have ended right.