"Solomon the son of David established himself firmly over his kingdom for the Lord God was with him."
Solomon's kingdom was established despite the severe rivalry not because of his wisdom or might. His success was due to the presence of God in his life! This is true for us too.
In our daily journey we need the presence of God with us to succeed in this age where the Survival of the fittest seems to be the norm.
There are so many promises for us to hold on to to have the divine presence with us: "My presence shall go with you and I will give you rest"[Ex. 33:14] "When you go to battle be not afraid of them for your Lord God is with you which brought you out of Egypt" [De. 20:1] God's presence will give us rest and victory; He is a promise keeping God.
His presence is always there as He said "Lo I am with you even to the end of the world." We should enter into His presence and see that nothing blocks out his presence from us. "Seek and you shall find.", it is said. It is to our benefit to seek the Lord's divine presence by prayer and reading His word. We could block out His presence by, seeking things that displeases the Holy God and disobedience.
The later years of Solomon's reign show the decline of his kingdom and disillusionment in his mind. This shows how easy it is to lose God's blessings. To know what is right and yet, not do it will lead to the loss of the presence of God which will lead to defeat and downfall.
Thus, seek the Lord while He may be found. Call upon Him while He is near. Then, we are sure to succeed!