Throughout our reading today we see the extent of Solomon’s wealth. Solomon reigns with great wisdom from God, enjoys peace within his kingdom, & the respect of other nations.
Praise be to the Lord your God, who has delighted in you & placed you on his throne as king to rule for the Lord your God. Because of the love of your God for Israel & his desire to uphold them forever, he has made you king over them, to maintain justice & righteousness.
2 Chronicles 9:8
The Queen of Sheba came to see if all that she heard of Solomon (his wisdom & wealth) were true & was amazed by the extent of it.
Solomon accumulated chariots & horses; he had fourteen hundred chariots & twelve thousand horses, which he kept in the chariot cities & also with him in Jerusalem.
1 Kings 10:26