Solomon received 666 talens of gold annually (9:1), made a great throne for himself (9:17); he was the greatest in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth (9:22); he had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots (9:25) and twelve thousand horses; he made silver as common in Jerusalem as stones; he married Pharaoh’s daughter (8:11); he put heavy yoke on the people (10:4). Do you think what he did please God? Please read Deut 17 before answer this question. Do you think what he did cause the division of the kingdom in chapter 10? Does the same principle apply to us today? If we do not follow Christ and obey His commands, what could happen to us?
Rehoboam listen to the advise of his young friends instead of the elders (10:8), as the result ten tribes of Israel rebelled against him (10:19). What lesson could we learn from the event?