How come King Solomon was allowed to be rich by God but being rich is looked down upon in the Bible?
And also have many people to have sex with and given lots of stuff
- OPsaltisLv 75 months ago
The Bible does not speak against being rich. Abraham, too, was a rich man.
Where some rich (and poor, and everyone in between) go haywire is when they put acquisition of wealth above acquisition of repentance and godliness. The Bible does not say, "Money is the rood of all evil," as some suppose, but rather "The love of money is the root of all evil." (I Timothy 6:10).
If one makes a god of money (or sports, or anything), then God is rejected, and much evil results.
- MalcolmLv 65 months ago
That is an easy question, 2 Samuel 12:24.
- JakeLv 65 months ago
A person can better comprehend the Infinite Mysteries of God by reciting the rosary each day with care.
- Pirate AM™Lv 75 months ago
You read the Bible and this is the most outstanding, burning issue that seems weird? What about Lot being considered righteous by God, but he offered his daughters to be gang raped by a mob (a noble gesture, but the mob was claimed to a bunch of homosexuals and so it was really stupid, not to mention that it Jesus would have recommended Lot to "sacrifice" or offer himself . Or what about God commanding the Israelites to wipe out every man, women and child in the city where they sacrificed infant? The solution to sacrificing infants is to not only kill the babies but their parents and siblings?
Of all the contradictory themes in the Bible, wealth is one of the least.
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- Anonymous5 months ago
King Solomon was corrupted by wealth and died as an apostate.
- Bill MacLv 75 months ago
Being rich is not looked down upon... it's what you might do or did to get there. Love of money should not overshadow your love for God and other people.
- MichaelLv 45 months ago
Welcome to the contradictory bible!Source(s): Spiritual Person
- DonaldLv 65 months ago
you seem confused at what the bible teaches.
GOD blessed Abraham and Jacob to be quite wealthy.
(King David and Solomon as well)
how is this sinful? (GOD did this)
- did GOD sin? (of course not)
so your conclusions are in error.
its a sin to cheat people to become wealthy.
this is the sin the man JESUS tried to help has issues with.
go and sell all you have and give to the poor?
= get rid of your sins and ill-gotten gains and FOLLOW ME. (meaning JESUS)
you need to study more.
there is more to life than being rich.
you cannot purchase salvation .....
the rich man learned this.
see Luke 16?
- A Yahoo UserLv 75 months ago
"being rich is looked down upon in the Bible"
but not until the New Testament, where Jesus teaches
- And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. (Mat 19:24)
King Solomon lived centuries earlier (in the Old Testament period), and in the Old Testament wealth was often (not necessarily) a sign of God's favor.