You would think that the person who asked for nothing else from God except for wisdom would be smart enough to continue to do one thing....follow God. yet Solomon became influenced by his own reputation, the desire for women, and his use of power.
Things turned real bad, real quick.
Solomon, as good a king as he was, did not do what was right in the eyes of God. (40 kings in the life of Israel (20 in the norhtern kingdom/20 in the southern kingdom and only 3 of them were said to be doing what was right in the eyes of God). You can't help but go back to God's people's early request.....give us a king so we can be like everyone else.
"Here you go!"- God
God's kingdom will be divided.....again. As representatives of God, we aren't so good.
Lord, heal us in our failures, encourage us in your wisdom and incline us toward your desires.