Hidden Nuggets Series #24 – “He who loves pleasure will be a poor man; He who loves wine and oil will not be rich.” – Proverbs 21:17
His reign ushered in the peak of ancient Israel’s wealth and prosperity. Buoyed by the successful reign of his father King David and endowed with special wisdom from God, Solomon’s kingdom produced so much wealth, the Bible has this to say about it in I Kings 10:27:
“The king made silver as common as stones in Jerusalem…”
How’s that for wealthy? And everyone, rich and poor, was able to benefit.
The rising tide lifted all boats.
So you can see why I think parties were commonplace, especially at the palace. At the minimum they lived in extreme opulence. We know Solomon’s throne was made of gold and overlaid with ivory. That’s pretty sweet.
With all this wealth at his fingertips Solomon could pleasure himself with anything he wanted.