Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
2 Timothy 4:7 - I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.
Read - 1 Kings 11:1-43, 2 Chronicles 9:29-31
Solomon was blessed beyond measure but still saw his commitment to God wane in lieu of many wives, false gods and more. How can this be prevented? As is often the case, sin creeps in one step at a time and before you know it you can be washed away. The Apostle Paul called it ‘fighting the good fight’ for a reason and calls the follower of Christ to remain faithful! The end of our lives can be a wonderful testimony to faithfulness or it can be a train wreck that undoes much of what we lived for…let’s press forward to the high calling of God!
Lord, help me to remain faithful.
Remember that it was never God’s will that Solomon would marry so often. This article gives good insight as well as a bit of introduction to his final writing (Ecclesiastes):
The kingdom of Israel was beautiful and united during Solomon’s reign. God had blessed this people because King David had a heart that was wholly committed to Him and therefore received the promised blessings. King Solomon (in spite of his wisdom) allowed his heart to be divided which prevented those same blessings at the end of his reign. God would allow this kingdom to be divided and ultimately destroyed as Satan deceived Solomon. This is hard to read but a clear reminder to God’s call to ‘Trust the Lord with ALL our heart and lean not on OUR OWN understanding’.