Solomon’s Tainted Glory in 1 Kings

Positives Negatives
David’s chosen heir (ch. 1) Gained power in bloody coup (ch. 2)
Nathan’s early support (ch. 1) Prophetic voice disappears
Prayer for wisdom to rule righteously (chs. 3–4) Rules with forced labor; accumulates wealth unjustly (9:15–22; 10:26–29)
Completion and dedication of temple (chs. 5–8) Foreign wives lead him to idolatry (11:1–8)
The Lord supports Solomon (9:1–9) The Lord rejects Solomon (11:9–12)