In the book of 1st and 2nd Kings we see that they had some bad kings and some good kings. The good kings grew closer to God the bad ones grew further away from God. King Solomon was wealthy and the wisest man to ever live. He built the temple in Jerusalem. One command that God gave the children of Israel that Solomon could not keep was to not intermarry with other nations. He had 700 wives and 300 concubines. Because of his disobedience of marrying foreign women and serving their gods, the God’s of Israel took his kingdom away from him and gave it to his servant. This proves that no matter how wise we are obeying the lord and staying close to him is always the best choice.