The Chronicler does not mention Solomon’s sins. These are well known to his original readers. What he does is emphasise the blessings that Solomon received. God kept His promise to Solomon. This raises the question: Won’t He keep His promise to us? I will come again and receive you to Myself!
“Thus King Solomon excelled all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom. And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon to hear his wisdom, which God had put into his mind.” v22-23
While we remember Solomon’s foolishness, his accumlation of too many horses, wealth and wives, as well as being led astray into idolatry by his wives, Chronicles is not here to point out Solomon’s folly.
It’s here to point us to Jesus!
Solomon is a king that all the other kings come to. He excels them all.
For us, Jesus is this in a deeper fuller more perfect reality. He is the King of Kings! His wisdom is without equal.
And we pray that the kings and rulers of the earth today will come and seek Him out. Because if not in this life, then they will be shattered in the day of His wrath (Psalm 110 v5).
We can be encouraged that Solomon the king points us to Jesus, the better truer king. He is a king who saves us, a king who rides out to battle, a king who rules over us in wisdom, a king who will return again to bring His people into eternal life in the new heavens and the new earth.
Praise God! What a Saviour!