Whenever I remember King Solomon David, I wonder how well he managed to tune and convince seven hundred women to marry him and three hundred others to become his concubines. In this age, it is not even easy to approach a woman, much more to convince her - Maybe you'll say that the times have changed. However, the truth is that King Solomon was a very smart man. His smartness was pronounced in his management of the one thousand women as seen in 1st Kings 11:1, without a record of a single divorce, when many men still find it difficult to live with only one woman as wife - not because women are troublesome👀.

It may be safe to say that his secret and ability to manage multiple women came from the wisdom and wealth God gave to him. He must have used the wisdom first to tell them that he is not equaled by any man, then use the wealth to manage and settle them evenly. Sadly, it is a widespread perception that women love money and have always been easily deceived by affluence and influence since Eve's story in Genesis 3:1.

I think otherwise. I believe that everybody loves money (maybe not as the root of evil), but that is a story for another day. Howbeit on a closer look, the women proved smarter than Solomon as they were able to divorce him from his relationship with the God of Israel. They knew what they aimed at, while Solomon thought he was cheating them. So, it was a two way thing. He thought he was smart and they taught him something greater.

For someone who wrote a good number of the contents in the book of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and even the Songs of Solomon, I expected much more. SPecifically because SOlomon was a man who preached the importance of Obedience and as 1st Kings 11;2 puts it, the women were from nations about which the LORD had told the Israelites, "You must not intermarry with them, because they will surely turn your hearts after their gods." Nevertheless, Solomon held fast to them in love. This is why I have multiple questions in my head. Could Solomon be truly said to be wise since his wisdom could not discern and resist these foreign women from turning his heart away from God who gave him both wisdom and wealth? Who is smarter, King Solomon David or his foreign wives and concubines?
If you have any answers, you may place them in the comments, but truth be told - If you use your God given talents anyhow, you should pay for it. Solomon rightly puts it in Proverbs 3:7 saying, Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil.