2 Chronicles 1:3 — So Solomon, and all the congregation with him, went to the high place that was at GIBEON; for there was the tabernacle of the congregation of YHWH, which Moses the servant of YHWH ALMIGHTY, had made in the wilderness.
YHWH asked Solomon, when YHWH appeared to Solomon in GIBEON, in a dream, by night, “ASK WHAT I SHALL GIVE THEE.” 1 Kings 3:5
Solomon said, YHWH , thou has shown thy servant, my father, David great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, righteousness, and uprightness of heart with thee.
YHWH kept for David a great kindness. YHWH had given David a son to sit on his throne. As it is this day.
Solomon, accepted accepts, and will accept YHWH made YHWH’S servant Solomon, king, instead of David, Solomon’s father.
Solomon, like a child, knew not how to go out or come in. However, in the midst of YHWH’S people, Solomon, which YHWH has chosen, asked YHWH for an understanding heart to judge YHWH’S people, to discern between good and bad.
The word identifies two harlots who went to Solomon to judge a matter. Does harlotry amongst YHWH’S people happen?
Solomon, made a speech to YHWH, on behalf of the people.
YHWH pleased with Solomon’s speech, because Solomon did not ask for long life, riches for himself, nor the life of enemies, but because Solomon asked YHWH FOR UNDERSTANDING TO DISCERN JUDGMENT, YHWH was / is pleased.
Proverbs 4:7. WISDOM IS THE PRINCIPAL THING.
SEE, YHWH had, has and will do according to Solomon’s words. YHWH gave Solomon a wise and understanding heart, so that there was none like Solomon before or after.
YHWH gave Solomon, what Solomon did not ask for. Solomon did not ask YHWH for riches, honor, and kingship.
YHWH told Solomon, if he walked in YHWH’S ways, keep YHWH’S statutes and commandments, as David did, YHWH would lengthen Solomon’s days.
Solomon was dreaming.
He awoke from a dream, offered up burnt and shalom offerings and made a feast to his servants.
King Solomon, soon had opportunity to judge amonst the people.
THE TWO MOTHERS
Two mother harlots went before king Solomon.
Solomon listened to both sides and assesed that during the night one mother harlot rolled over on her child and killed her child. She took her dead child and place it in the bed of the other mother harlot. She took the other mother harlot’s child, as hers.
When the second mother harlot realized that the dead child was not hers, she and the first mother harlot went before King Solomon.
Solomon called for a sword which he commanded be used to divide the living child in two, give half to one and half to the other.
The woman whose the living child was to the king, her bowels yearned upon her son, she said, “Give the living child and in no way slay it.”
The king said, “Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it, she is the mother thereof”.
Mother of the living child, fret not, see the wisdom of YHWH IN SOLOMON’S wisdom, to do justice.