Solomon's Wisdom

BibleInPoems, Ron Calugar, 2015-2022 109
1 Kings 2:1-4:34

King David died and was buried, but before he passed away,
He called his son, King Solomon, and said listen to me today.

I have conquered the foes, the enemies without, but some still remain within.
Some have double crossed me. They will double cross you. And some choose to live in sin.

God has made you wise. Use that wisdom, to purge those traitors I say.
Let them be judged. Do what is right, and God will give you the day.

So Solomon replaced Joab with Benaiah. And Abiathar with Zadok the priest.
He sacrificed to God. An example to all, from greatest unto the least.

God was pleased with the king. Said Solomon, ask anything, that will I give.
You have made me the king. What more can I ask? In you presence I always shall live.

But I'm but a child, who can't open a door, who can not come in or go out.
I want not for things, but for wisdom. To rule rightly without a doubt.

God smiled. You've not asked for long life, or riches, or the enemy's defeat.
I shall make you wise, and wealthy. You will rule on King David's seat.

Solomon ruled with eleven princes, and twelve officers bringing provision.
He was king of the land from the north to the south. One nation with no division.

God made him strong. No enemy would dare. 40,000 stalls for his horses.
12,000 horsemen with chariots for all. No foe could threaten his forces.

He was wise beyond measure. His fame spread abroad, from Egypt to the kings of the east.
He spoke 3,000 proverbs, and taught wisdom to all, from the greatest unto the least.

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