I enjoy reading about people in history, learning about their lives, what made them successful and where and why they failed. King Solomon for instance, was a most interesting man. The Bible tells us that he reigned in Israel after his father David.
Solomon was a very rich man and was known for his great wisdom and ability in business. Yet he failed miserably when it came to women. Firstly, he had disobeyed God's command and married a woman from another nation, who did not worship the same God. This then led to all kinds of problems in his personal life. He had 700 wives and 300 servant-lovers, called concubines. His lifestyle as a party guy had diverted his attention away from his relationship with the God he had known in his youth, to more human pursuits. Solomon is said to have been a unique mix of people like Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, Hugh Hefner and Brad Pitt. He was as famous as these other gentlemen and people all over the world came to meet him, seek his advice and work with him on his latest projects.