Solomon gives the Queen of Sheba anything she desires. His wealth is beyond comprehension. He takes hundreds of wives and concubines. And as is always the case, idolatry threatens to ruin everything. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Solomon’s Egyptian wife lives in her own house. The queen of Sheba hears about the wisdom and glory of Solomon and travels to see if the rumors are true… and they are. Everyone is blessed and happy for the time being. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
God warns Solomon that if Israel worships other gods, they will become a cautionary tale. Despite this warning, God’s promises remain true. And Solomon gives King Hiram 20 “cities” he doesn’t want. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Solomon gives a benediction to close the dedication of the temple followed by a ton of sacrifices. Rest is what the people want but can never seem to find. And God appears to Solomon again and makes some if/then statements. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Solomon continues his prayer of dedication for the temple. Forgiveness is going to be needed in all things. Word of the wonders of God will spread. And why we should ask God to be who He has always been. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Solomon gathers the elders and brings the Ark into the temple. The temple is great but not where God will finally dwell. Solomon gives a halfway decent speech but a really good prayer. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Solomon finishes decorates and furnishes the outside and inside of the temple. Water and bronze are everywhere. And the Gentiles being brought in is symbolized at the house of God. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Solomon builds the temple. No iron tool was brought on site. Cherubim are freakier than you think. God is more interested in faithful worship than where He lives. And the temple pales in comparison to Solomon’s house. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Solomon prepares to build the temple. The king of Tyre was a friend of David and wants to be a friend to Solomon. A deal is struck involving cedar trees, food and olive oil as a massive workforce is assembled. And the exodus is nearing its conclusion. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
We meet the men in Solomon’s royal cabinet and his twelve officers. The fame of his wealth and wisdom is starting to spread, but all the horses could be a problem. And Solomon is really into plants and animals. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
God asks Solomon what he wants from Him and after boasting about his father Solomon asks for wisdom. Sin is really put away when someone repents. And two prostitutes put Solomon’s wisdom to the test. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Solomon places restrictions on where Shimei can travel which ends badly for David’s old foe. Solomon makes a marriage alliance with the Pharaoh. And the new king has the order he should build things backward. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Adonijah makes a foolish request that costs him his life. Solomon expels Abiathar the priest. And Chad and Daniel say goodbye to Joab. Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel say goodbye to David in this episode. Before his death, David tells Solomon to remain faithful to God but also gives him a hit list. David is a complicated figure and goes down as the best king Israel ever had. Have a listen!
David makes Solomon king and the city shakes as the new king rides on David’s mule and sits on his throne. Joab senses a storm is coming. And Adonijah fears for his life and clings to horns on the altar. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel begin the book of 1 Kings in this episode. David is old and out of touch with what is going on in his kingdom. His son Adonijah, beings to set himself up as the next king and gets some important people to agree with him. But Nathan and Bathsheba have different plans. Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel wrap up 2 Samuel in this episode. God is angry because David numbers the people (even though He told him to). David chooses between three punishments and puts himself in the hands of God. Jesus shows up and agrees further punishment will be deferred. Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel continue to discuss David’s last words and then explore the list of his mighty men. Protect the lentils fields and kill a lion in a pit in the snow. Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel continue to discuss a song of David and his role as the hymn writer of Israel. David gives all credit for his victories to God. David and his offspring are shown steadfast love forever. And the Lord lives. Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel discuss a song of salvation by David. God is a dragon riding on an angel to save His beloved. Someone is righteous, is it David or his son… or both? Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel discuss some stories from David’s past added to the end of the book. How will he deal with a famine in the land and a request from the Gibeonites to turn over 7 sons of Saul for execution? What happens when you come up with your own atonement solutions? And David’s men are pretty good at slaying giants. Have a listen!
Amasa first. Joab plans to tear down a city to find Sheba but is convinced to do otherwise by a wise woman from Abel. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen.
David pardons his enemies (for now). Mephibosheth is overjoyed that David has returned but David misreads his intentions. And the tribes of Israel fight over who has more claim to the king as David remains silent. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen.
Two men race to tell David “Good News” he doesn’t want to hear. David falls apart mourning the death of Absalom. Joab rebukes David and issues a clear threat if he doesn’t pull himself together. David listens but replaces Joab as commander of his army. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this.