That's a thousand women right there, and no men on earth could satisfy 1000 beautiful women. He used the vast wisdom that God gave him and forged alliances and treaties with many kingdoms and tribes, and every time a treaty was sealed, he would receive an attractive woman as a present. He wrote some very erotic poems about his beautiful women.
What he did was wrong in the sight of God but God allowed him to exercise his free will to chase after his lust. Even though he had many gorgeous women at his beck and call, King Solomon never mentioned finding that virtuous woman he described in Proverbs 31 10:31. Somewhere in Ecclesiastes, I believe, he said he searched but did not find even one. He had quantity, not quality.
What are the things you look for in a wife/husband?
Interesting post.. I will never understand why it was OK or why any man would need all these wives, concubines, or even if this was anywhere near true, this is rather insane & makes one question everything in the Bible ... What happened to the Adam & Eve thing, taking his rib.. one woman to satisfy?
Was it all GREED... Lust turned to GREED... I wonder if it's just like another "Parable" .. illustrating that none of these things, the never ending beauties can satisfy.. using Solomon's example....
My husband would say 1 woman is enough.. .. I asked him once if he ever wondered if the grass was greener.. he said something like "No No".. and spoke how it was over loaded with fertilizer here.. with a happy The things I wanted, hoped, dreamed in a husband
We'd both put "faithful" at the very top.. without this. it all crumbles , and renders the relationship without a foundation to build upon..
A man with Work Ethic.. it was never about riches, or climbing ladders of success but faithfulness on the job, as an employee & in how he handles $$, not wasting it.. this would allow for us to build a responsible life together, paying our bills, saving for the future etc..
A Family man.. a woman needs to be sure the man is the "family man" type..if she wants some little ones... enjoys kids, doesn't see them as a burden, or that is barking up the wrong tree !
An affectionate caring man, easy to talk to , one who listens too! ...Communication is so vital in a healthy relationship...it's another form of intimacy....
So many other little things, having a shared vision on where to live (we both loved the country)...enjoying ENOUGH of the same things -to keep us close...similar values, beliefs - very important for harmony... that's at the top of my head.