Friday, July 11, 2008

Solomon

I’ve been reading about Solomon – and it is depressing. God blessed Solomon with wisdom and wealth beyond measure. As a young kind all he wanted was to rule his people wisely. He built the splendid temple. He had peace on every side. Yet at the end of his life he also worshiped other gods. He had married princesses from every nation – perhaps a good political move for peace. But some of them were nations God had specifically forbidden Israel to intermarry with. And scripture says Solomon loved these women, and built places for them to worship their gods, and ultimately he worshiped with them. He fell from such a great height. How easy it is to forget what God has done for you and to forget the promises you have made to Him. Even for men with wisdom.

Lord, I pray that Your blessings and gifts to me would always point me to You.
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