Saturday, July 3, 2021

SOLOMON's sin

 

Solomon was loved by GOD.

2 Samuel 12:24-25

King James Version

24 And David comforted Bathsheba his wife, 

and went in unto her, 

and lay with her: 

and she bare a son, 

and he called his name Solomon: 

and the Lord loved him.

25 And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet; 

and he called his name Jedidiah, 

because of the Lord.


It must have been real joy for the repentant David when a son was born to him, and Bathsheba, after the death of their first son.

They called him Solomon.

Loved by God, he was gifted with wisdom.

Still, he was human, and eventually erred.

Scripture bore account of his sin against God.

1 Kings 11:1-10

King James Version

11 But king Solomon loved many strange women, 

together with the daughter of Pharaoh, 

women of the Moabites, 

Ammonites, 

Edomites, 

Zidonians, 

and Hittites:

2 Of the nations concerning which 

the Lord said unto the children of Israel, 

Ye shall not go in to them, 

neither shall they come in unto you: 

for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: 

Solomon clave unto these in love.

3 And he had seven hundred wives, 

princesses, 

and three hundred concubines: 

and his wives turned away his heart.

4 For it came to pass, 

when Solomon was old

that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: 

and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, 

as was the heart of David his father.

5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, 

and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.

6 And Solomon did evil in the sight of the Lord, 

and went not fully after the Lord, 

as did David his father.

7 Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, 

the abomination of Moab, 

in the hill that is before Jerusalem, 

and for Molech, 

the abomination of the children of Ammon.

8 And likewise did he for all his strange wives, 

which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.

9 And the Lord was angry with Solomon, 

because his heart was turned from the Lord God of Israel, 

which had appeared unto him twice,

10 And had commanded him concerning this thing, 

that he should not go after other gods: 

but he kept not that which the Lord commanded.


God made sure Solomon understood the consequences of his disobedience to the laws of God.

1 Kings 11:11-12

King James Version

11 Wherefore the Lord said unto Solomon, 

Forasmuch as this is done of thee, 

and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, 

which I have commanded thee, 

I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, 

and will give it to thy servant.

12 Notwithstanding in thy days 

I will not do it for David thy father's sake: 

but I will rend it out of the hand of thy son.


The next post will tell you more about how Solomon lost his kingdom, when he veered away from God's kingdom.


Related material:

AWARENESS of sin

What are ABOMINATIONS to GOD?

On Idolatry

Other Forms of Idolatry

On the Heathen

Why GOD Hates Idolatry


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