A lesson for the men in our lives.
As we are reading in 1 Kings about King Solomon and all his wisdom, we marvel at how much wisdom he had. God gave him plenty of wisdom. But then we still have our free will. And that is where Solomon gets into trouble.
You see Solomon had a thing for the ladies. We read where he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines. Now, I don't know about you, but if my husband had just one concubine I would be in a tizzy. Much less if he had other wives as well, and princesses on the side. I mean really, where was the wisdom the LORD gave this man?
Any way, his wives got upset with him, and they started persuading him to worship other gods. Now that tells you the power of women over men. The same with Adam and Eve. I mean God tells man one thing, and who do they listen to, but the women in their lives, and end up on the opposite end of God. This is why the word tells us to not be unequally yoked. In other words, we need to be married with the same faith. These women, Solomon hooked up with and married were women God had told him to stay away from and not to intermarry.
2 Cor. 6 v 14....Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?.....
1 Kings 11 v 1-2....But King Solomon loved many foreign women, as well as the daughter of Pharoah; 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......
Now another point here, is that the LORD GOD appeared to Solomon twice. Not once, but twice!! I don't know, but I feel pretty sure that if God had appeared to me and told me not to do something, or to do something, I would have to say, I would probably obey Him. I mean this is God we are talking about. I ask you again, where is the wisdom God gave him? What is wrong with him? I mean what woman is worth losing your relationship with the LORD over? There is none. I mean pay attention men, I am showing you some hindsight here in the word of GOD. Please learn from Solomon's mistakes.
Don't let lust fill your heart, but instead fill your heart with the LOVE for your LORD, then your wives or the women in your lives will follow suit. You are the heads of the households, God did give you dominion over women. And women, let your husband be the head, and quit trying to be in control. Let them have the reigns and drive for a while. Take a rest. You probably deserve it.
God had a plan when He created us, and His plan for us was to become one with each other. We can only do that if we are equally yoked together in the same faith. In other words, only if we are both in the word of God and living our lives to please Him, and then we will please each other. AMEN!
Read Chapter 11 in 1 Kings and see the scriptures that tell you about Solomon and his wives, and the way they turned his heart away from God, and to their gods and idols.
RTB.....1 Kings 10-12