In the Gospel passage, Jesus says that just as fishermen sort out the fish from their nets, at the end of the age, the angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous.
I'm supposing this ability to sort is the basis for the choice of this passage as the parallel to the Gospel this week.
But, Solomon was not always wise. He married a lot--and to some inappropriate women. He spent so much money that he had to levy heavy taxes and proscribe labor. His bad decisions underlay the breakup of his kingdom after his death. How wise was Solomon?
I'm still trying to connect the Kings passage and the one from Matthew. Try this: the kingdom is of great value, but it has some bad fish. Eventually, God will sort it out.
I'll keep trying.
My rather jaded outlook on Solomon today was affected by my reading James Kugel's How to Read the Bible http://nyti.ms/o5nUSB