How We Taught This Lesson in the Past: Lesson 26: King Solomon: Man of Wisdom, Man of Foolishness

by | Jul. 02, 2010

Lesson Helps

Although it is not evident unless you have access to the books cited in the References, this 1938 seminary lesson draws on the story of Solomon to make broadly the same point as the lesson in this year’s Sunday School manual: Our blessings, if not used wisely, can actually become stumbling blocks to us. The Sunday School manual takes that in the direction of living worthy to enter the temple rather than following Solomon’s example of excess; the seminary lesson looks at using political freedom (“true Americanism”) to bless the world with good will and brotherhood rather than succumbing to greed and selfishness.


Are there phases of our social life that can be improved, and how can it be accomplished?

Point of View

Man, made in the pattern of his Creator, travele4d slowly along the path of freedom during the early history of the world. Ignorance and bondage were the cause of human suffering and injustice for centuries. Two thousand years have passed since Jesus brought to mankind the hope of a world to be governed by good-will and brotherhood. Today, much of the ignorance and bondage of the past has been cleared away,. Much of the blindness of creeds and the bondage of kings have been conquered. Today, true Americanism accepts Man’s right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Appreciating their heritage as God-given, they must accept the responsibility of aiding in the fulfillment of God’s plans for all mankind.

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