Asaph would see Solomon become jaded in his later years. He would see the king become full of want and chase after life’s luxuries. He would see the king succumb to the desires of evil men, partner with them, take their daughters for wives, build his kingdom and fall into idolatry. He would see Solomon subject the Israelites to hard labor and heavy taxes so he could pay for his earthly extravagance.
Then he would see the circumstance of Solomon’s behavior. The nation of Israel splits. The northern kingdom, that of Israel under Jeroboam, reject the Temple and the Levites, along with the Law. The southern Kingdom, that of Judah, held to the Law and remained devoted to Rehoboam. But both nations departed from following Yahweh, ultimately. Asaph, a devout, and Godly man, had to live through these dark days, too.
He had to live through the assassination of his…
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