1 Kings 9:16-23 Solomon Enlarges the Kingdom Pastor Chuck Clawson
22 June 2014 Solomon has settled into his role as king, and turns his view towards his borders and Israel's trade and commerce. Protecting his people means having places of fortifications and strength along his borders. It also means finding ways to engage neighbors and nomads in peaceful trade. Sometimes it means reminding some of those folks that Israel is willing to stand on its own and will continue to have the power among nations that David secured so many years before.