*Advice on living a humane and compassionate life.
According to text in Bible, King Solomon had spoken with God and asked for divine wisdom. As time passed by, King Solomon was approached by two mothers. Both women resided in same house, both bore children three days apart from one another, and they were both alone in home together. When women came to Solomon, one implored, "...she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom. And when I rose in morning to give my child suck, behold it was dead: but when I had considered it in morning, behold, it was not my son, which I did bear."
To that, other women retorted, "no, but dead is thy son, and living is my son."
And there stood King Solomon wondering what he was to do to settle dispute. Since neither mother would mourn dead child, whilst claiming living as her own, Solomon was inspired by a quick resolution. Certain that true mother of child would find reason, he said, "bring me a sword," and a sword was brought to king, and he continued, "Divide living child in two, and give half to one, and half to other."
Immediately, true mother spoke up, "O my lord, give her living child, and in no wise slay it."
The false mother then added, "let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it."
Based upon Solomon's clever analogy, he was able to determine which woman was true mother of living child. Giving real mother her child, second woman left empty handed.
Because wisdom of God was within King Solomon to do judgement, Israel feared him from that day on.