When Solomon became King, he asked God for wisdom to be able to govern well. God was pleased with his request and promised him not only wisdom, but a long life, weath and fame. In this story we see how he used his wisdom to bless others.
Building the Temple
Building a huge Temple in Jerusalem was the dream of King David, but it was his son Solomon who constructed it. It took 7 years, and all the details are recorded in the bible so we know exactly what it would have looked like, the numbers of people involved in the work and all the materials used. An awesome undertaking!
Solomon's downfall is recorded in this story. His was a hugely successful life, but when he was tempted away from loyalty to God, things went wrong, and this had terrible consequences for himself and the next generation. A good opportunity here to talk to children about how important it is to live in peace and harmony with others.