“King Solomon, however, loved many foreign wives…and his wives led him astray.” 1 Kings 11:1-6 NIV
In this passage, you can see that Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines. HE ruled for 40 years (v. 42). Do the math. 360 days/year in Israels Calendar x 40 years = 14,400 days divided by 1000 women. That means that every 14 days, Solomon got a new woman.
I believe Solomon had a lust problem. I believe he had a sexual addiction. He ruined his wisdom by thinking he could handle it. In these verses, we see all that Solomon did – gathered horses, chariots, wives, foreign wives – all things God had told him not to do. IN the end, he turned his back on God and turned to fear to protect his kingship.
What could have happened if he had obeyed God’s wisdom? What could have happened if he would have remembered that he wasn’t wise by himself, but only as he followed God? What could have happened to his greatness if it would have been blessed even more by God?
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God is more powerful than anything like this and he’s calling us to live by HIS standards, not ours.