"Many biblical truths are illustrated for us today in the lives of David and Solomon. David had great military success, but the turning point in his life was his yielding to temptation with Bathsheba. God chastened him through his children. His rebellious son Absalom led an unsuccessful rebellion against his father, and was later killed.
David’s son Solomon became king and flourished in power, wealth, and wisdom. He built and dedicated to the Lord the magnificent Temple in Jerusalem. His many heathen wives turned his heart away from God, and God chastened him in his old age."