Solomon crushes the competition in the fight to follow David as king, and then asks for godly wisdom to rule well. But when his expensive taste for luxury costs the people too much, Israel refuses to allow any future ruler to demand more from them—even if it means breaking the country in two! Enter the palaces of 1 Kings to meet leaders—both good and bad—who rule either for the cause of God and his people or for their own selfish pleasures.