1 Kings 3
Here is 1 Kings where God tells king Solomon he will give him anything he wants and Solomon says:
“Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart.” 1 Kings 3:9
1 Kings 6
“And the word of the Lord came to Solomon saying, ‘Concerning this house which thou art building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them, then will I perform my word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father.’” 1 Kings 6:11-12
1 Kings 12
I painted the following passage on my bathroom wall at one time, to remind me to be gentle and tenderhearted toward my children. But then I got tired of the red walls (the ceiling is vaulted and my daughter said one day Mommy your bathroom looks like a barn, and actually she was right) so my husband painted it a lovely soft green for me but I never painted those Bible verses back but anyway here they are. Solomon’s son took over and asked everyone how he should rule. The old men said this, but he didn’t take their advice but rather took the advice of his young friends who said go all black-ops on the people and rule them with an iron fist: Here’s what the wise men said:
“If thou wilt be a servant unto this people this day, and wilt serve them, and answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will be thy servants forever.”
“And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men’s counsel that they gave him.” 1 Kings 12: 7 and 13
1 Kings 17
Okay so yeah that Rehoboam or Jereboam dude that was Solomon’s son totally lost the kingdom, ignoring the wise men’s advice. Now Elijah the prophet is on the scene and God has come down hard on the people for their rebellion and said No food or water for a while. But he took care of Elijah who was faithful: “’And it shall be that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.’ So he went and did according unto the word of the Lord; for he went and dwelt by the book Cherith that is before Jordan. And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.” 1 Kings 17:6
Amazing right? That God sent birds to bring him food.
1 Kings 18
I love one time when Elijah was rebuking the people he said, “How long halt ye between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him, but if Baal, then follow him.” 1 Kings 18:21. That’s the KJV but the translation from the Bible I got at my childhood church cracks me up, it says, “How long will you go on limping?” But I suppose “how long halt ye” is hard to beat in eloquence. So that helps me stay dedicated to the Lord asking myself, girl how long will you go on limping? When will you be devoted fully to God?
1 Kings 19
Later Elijah’s having a rough time (those prophets, ouch) and God talks to him in “a still small voice,” or another translation a “delicate whispering.” 1 Kings 19:12