King Solomon’s unfaithfulness to God
King Solomon’s unfaithfulness to God - Morning Devotion 23 August 2022
God has blessed us with some prosperity and growth, but it is crucial that we remain faithful to God and those blessings.
1 king 3:12 I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. 13 Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for—both wealth and honor—so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings.
1 king 4:29 God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore.
No one was as intelligent as Solomon, no one was wealthier than he was, and no one has ever been as well-liked as He. Many people lack the means or chance to do a lot of things. However, God has graciously made everything possible and simple for us. It is crucial to ensure that we are truthful, righteous, and behave in accordance with how God would have us behave.
1 king11: 3-4 He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines, and his wives led him astray. As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father had been.
The degree to which one is truthful and devoted to God is crucial. God raised Solomon and gave him everything, yet he was not faithful to him. Our lives ought to be more committed, more like Job’s than King Solomon’s unfaithfulness to God. However, if we look at the root cause of why Solomon failed, then it is his poor associations with people who were not God’s people.
So things like how prosperous or successful we are cannot be taken into count; rather, what counts is how devoted and obedient we were to God after acquiring those things, which also would enable us to get into eternal life. God is willing to shower us with blessings and success in plenty, but it won’t be peaceful if we don’t. Even though it seems insignificant, it is still necessary to make an effort to follow God’s commands and be devoted to him rather than lead a life of failure like Solomon.