1 Kings 4:22 - 28
Solomon's daily provisions were thirty cors of fine flour and sixty cors of meal, ten head of stall-fed cattle, twenty of pasture-fed cattle and a hundred sheep and goats, as well as deer, gazelles, roebucks and choice fowl. For he ruled over all the kingdoms west of the River, from Tiphsah to Gaza, and had peace on all sides. During Solomon's lifetime Judah and Israel, from Dan to Beersheba, lived in safety, each man under his own vine and fig tree. Solomon had four thousand stalls for chariot horses, and twelve thousand horses. The district officers, each in his own month, supplied provisions for King Solomon and all who came to the king's table. That saw to it that nothing was lacking. They also brought to the proper place their quotas of barley and straw for the chariot horses and the other horses.
We see the depth of this prosperity in that it went down to all of the people as "each man under his own vine and fig tree". That is a long way from where we are today as more and more people are depending on charities or government handouts. We might ask ourselves why this is so and the answer is simple. We have been handed down a legacy that is quite different than that given to Solomon and many, today, are passing on a legacy of dependence to their children.