1 Kings 7:1-2 King James Version (KJV) 7 But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house. 2 He built also the house of the forest of Lebanon; the length thereof was an hundred cubits, and the breadth thereof fifty cubits, and the height thereof thirty cubits, upon four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams upon the pillars. 1 Kings 7:1-2 BBE1Solomon was thirteen years building a house for himself till it was complete.2 And he made the house of the Woods of Lebanon, which was a hundred cubits long and fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high, resting on four lines of cedar-wood pillars with cedar-wood supports on the pillars. These are my thoughts, please share yours. 1 Solomon most likely hired people to build his house, Solomon was commanded to build the temple and now decides to build himself a knew house this would cause the people to have to pay higher taxes, Solomon also by having his home build makes himself higher than everyone else when the only one who should have been higher was the Lord even though Solomon was king, the best leaders serve. 2 The trees of Lebanon had become used for building they were used in the temple. Solomon decided to build his house big, David saw how big his house was and decided that the Lord’s house should be better Solomon builds his house better perhaps because of what the Lord’s is, we do know Solomon later fell from the Lord, this could have been the starting place. Solomon wanting such a big house showed greed and showed the world his power when his power came from the Lord and not from himself.