All King Solomon’s drinking vessels were gold, and all the vessels of the House of the Forest of Lebanon were pure gold. Not one was silver, for this was accounted as nothing in the days of Solomon. The king made silver as common in Jerusalem as stones.
– 1 Kings 10:21,27
Our meditation for the next few of days will be on the secret of King Solomon’s wealth; what lesson we can learn from his principles and how we can apply such in our own lives to unlock the door of abundance and put an end to a life of struggles and lack.
Although historians have not arrived at a consensus value of King Solomon’s wealth as well as well what his holdings amounted to in dollars, he was arguably the wealthiest man in history. According to Wikipedia: “King Solomon held a fortune that dwarfed any and every person who lived before him, making him the wealthiest man in the world. Each year, Solomon received 25 tons of gold. This did not include income derived from business, trade, nor the annual tribute paid to him by all of the kings and governors of Arabia. King Solomon’s throne was coated in pure gold and inlaid with ivory. It had 6 stairs, 12 lion statues (1 on either side of each step) and a solid gold footstool…
“All of the goblets and household articles in Solomon’s palace were pure gold. King Solomon was reportedly so rich, that during the years of his reign over Jerusalem, his immense wealth caused silver to be considered of little value and as common as rocks. As such, nothing in Solomon’s palace was made of silver. The same devaluation was noted of cedar wood; a lumber which, at the time, was considered to be of great value and significance, both monetarily and non, for many societies throughout the region and beyond.”
The interesting thing is that all of Solomon’s wealth was endowed by God. If He did it for him; He can do it for you too. We’ll continue the exposition tomorrow.
You will succeed in Jesus Name!