Wrong Focus

It started so well. Solomon had it all. Noted for his God-given wisdom, he had his world at his feet. He was feted by the Queen of Sheba and richer than any other king.

Then in 1 Kings we read that he became distracted from God. Solomon took many foreign wives and followed their religions, when God had expressly said ‘you must not intermarry with them.’ He built high places for the detestable gods of the Moabites and Ammonites.

He turned his eyes away from God and completely disobeyed Him. The price to pay was that the kingdom would be torn away from him and split in two. We pray we may not be distracted by the world.