Solomon’s reign is remembered, in large part, by the construction of the temple. He spent 7 years building the temple and filling it with impressive craftsmanship, all to honor God and provide the people with a place where they could worship. Upon further analysis, however, it seems that Solomon’s motives weren’t always pure. Why was he building? What was he building? A monument to himself, an edifice to try and impress God, or something else? How about you? What are you building with your life and why are you building it?