- God was impressed that Solomon asked for wisdom. Perhaps he likes wisdom or perhaps he like that Solomon wasn’t greedy (2 chr 1:11)
- The building of the temple was a huge affair.
- The foreigners were put to forced labor. Perhaps that’s where all the prisoners of war went. (2 chr 2:17, 18)
- The temple was ex-pen-sive. I can see why Israel’s enemies always took to looting the temple.
- Solomon asked that God answer the prayers of foreigners made at the temple. (2 chr 6:32, 33)