October 10, 2005

What are you attached to?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Michael Wright @ 1:55 pm

1Ki 11:1-10 HCSB King Solomon loved many foreign women in addition to Pharaoh’s daughter: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women (2) from the nations that the LORD had told the Israelites about, "Do not intermarry with them, and they must not intermarry with you, because they will turn you away from Me to their gods." Solomon was deeply attached to these women and loved them. (3) He had 700 wives who were princesses and 300 concubines, and they turned his heart away from the LORD. (4) When Solomon was old, his wives seduced him to follow other gods. His heart was not completely with the LORD his God, as his father David’s heart had been. (5) Solomon followed Ashtoreth, the goddess of the Sidonians, and Milcom, the detestable idol of the Ammonites. (6) Solomon did what was evil in the LORD’s sight, and unlike his father David, he did not completely follow the LORD. (7) At that time, Solomon built a high place for Chemosh, the detestable idol of Moab, and for Milcom, the detestable idol of the Ammonites on the hill across from Jerusalem. (8) He did the same for all his foreign wives, who were burning incense and offering sacrifices to their gods. (9) The LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned away from the LORD God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice. (10) He had commanded him about this, so that he would not follow other gods, but Solomon did not do what the LORD had commanded. Scripture tells us that Solomon was deeply attached to these foreign women. These women caused him to turn his heart away from the Lord. Solomon did what was evil in the Lord’s sight and he didn’t completely follow the Lord. What a sad commentary on a man who was very wise and very blessed by the Lord! What things do you have in your life that you might be deeply attached to? Are you deeply attached to things that will cause you to turn your heart away from the Lord? Let us pray and ask the Lord to search out our heart…ask Him to reveal any way at all in our lives that is wicked or evil.


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