Monday, October 22
Today's reading: 1 Kings 11:1-8
Solomon was known for his wisdom and for serving God. But as he got older, he allowed his lustful impulses and emotions to take over which caused him to turn away from God.
"For when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not wholly true to the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father" (vs. 4).
How heartbreaking to read that after years of incredible relationship, as well as incredible protection, provision and blessing from God, Solomon chose to elevate his own desires over the desires of God.
What's one message of warning that you saw or garnered from this account of Solomon's last days? What does this passage reveal about the powerful influence of sexual relationships and lust, and giving in to those things that tempt us? Tami
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