When Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him… the king stood up to meet her, bowed down to her and sat down on his throne. He had a throne brought for the king’s mother, and she sat down at his right hand. – 1 Kings 2:19 (NIV)
King Solomon was rich, powerful, wise beyond his years, and the son of a legendary King and an infamous mother. We know very little of Solomon’s childhood, but it is clear that Bathsheba was important in the life of the young prince. We know his wisdom came from God, but his heart was likely nurtured by his mother as we find a tender, loving husband in The Song of Solomon. Soon after he became king, Solomon would honor his mother, treat her with respect, and show her (and all the kingdom) that she was much loved. She would have a royal throne by his side and an indelible place in his heart. May we so honor godly mothers!