WordDigest: When Things Turned Around (11) Solomon's Heart Was Turned After Gods
"But King Solomon loved many foreign women, as well as the daughter of Pharaoh: women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites— from the nations of whom the Lord had said to the children of Israel, “You shall not intermarry with them, nor they with you.
Surely they will turn away your hearts after their gods.” Solomon clung to these in love. And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart. For it was so, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned his heart after other gods; and his heart was not loyal to the Lord his God, as was the heart of his father David"
[1 Kings 11:1-4]
After Solomon has been made King of Israel, God blessed him with wisdom and happiness.
Solomon, son of David never imagined his happiness could turn his heart from God.
Truly, his uncontrolled fun landed him in a trouble.
When the tables turned around, his heart was turned from the Lord by gods, wives and pleasures.
Excessive happiness without caution can turn your heart from God.
Similarly, where there is lack of endurance, persistent, faith in God during hard times can make you distrust God.
Life is full of punches.
When the tables turn around either way, nothing should draw your heart away from God.
God bless you.
O God, I want more of you in my life in Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
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