Not every case does the son turn out to be like the father; Solomon is proof of this. Once the Lord exposed David’s sin, David was on his knees seeking forgiveness, but Solomon, who started out seeking and acknowledging God for everything, strayed when he started to hang out with the wrong people. That’s why Psalm 1 says, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the council of the ungodly,” because if you do, sooner or later you will be like them, and as the saying goes, “Birds of a feather flock together.”
It’s amazing that after all that God has done for us and after all the love He has poured out on us, that we would love anything or anyone above Him. When things are going good most people forget where they came from and the God they served to get to their destination. Once they get to their destination they leave Him behind. But God’s first commandment in Exodus 20 has not changed and will never change, “Thou shall have no other gods before or besides Me” is what He said. Therefore, if you love women more than Him, then you broke His first commandment and the wages of sin is death or loss of everything – body, health, spirit, wealth, and daily bread. Don’t mess or play with God.
Solomon, as brilliant as he was, allowed himself to be defeated and depleted by the enemies of God; he was actually sleeping with the enemy and that exposed and crippled him. Which proves that God will have nothing to do with you if you live in sin and refuse to change. God will warn you more than once and give you a chance to repent before His anger is kindled and He acts as 1 Kings 11:9 shows us.
If people or things are going to capture your heart so much that it takes you out of the will of God, then you must avoid them. Unfortunately, we all have weaknesses, but God says when we are weak that’s when He activates His strength in us so that we become strong. Solomon allowed the wrong spirits to penetrate God’s protective mechanism and it led to his down fall. Today we have no excuse because 1 Corinthians 10:13 tells us that God always provides an escape route for us to flee. Unfortunately, Solomon, as smart as he was, did not take it. By this he lost his father’s inheritance, his and his children’s inheritance. But God was still merciful because of David’s service and dedication to God.
God knows us so much after so many experiences with His children in the past that’s why, He said, all have sinned and fall short of God’s glory.
What a sad end for a brilliant man, when God gave him a chance to end well.
Romans 8:35 – 39 tells us nothing can separate us from the love of God. So it means Solomon chose to separate himself and it cost him.
Walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise (Ephesians 5:15)
(1 Corinthians 10:12) Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.
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All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I ask the Lord to loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.