Saturday, December 17, 2011

King Solomon's Sin

Why would God use a king that had 700 wives and 300 concubines to write a whole book of the Bible explaining the wonders of marriage and sex?  What happened to this incredible love story that slowly unfolded in the Song of Solomon?

Many people have asked these same questions.   It makes the whole book seem unbelievable when you hear how sexually promiscuous King Solomon became during his life.

I Kings 11 may hold the answers to these questions.  It starts out by saying, "But king Solomon loved many strange women..." of which the Lord warned, "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 cleaved unto these in love....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....And Solomon did evil in the sight of the Lord, and went not fully after the Lord."

In Solomon's old age, he turned away from God in disobedience.  This should be a lesson to all of us.  If you walk away from God, you are capable of anything.  But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.  Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death. {James 1:14,15}  Sin ultimately leads to death!

This is why, before you get married, you should confess all of your sins to your future spouse, so they know what they are getting.  Have no secrets between the two of you, even after you get married.  See clearly the mistakes your parents made and work hard on not repeating them.  Expose sins to the light and be held accountable. Don't ever let sin get a root in your life!  It is NEVER worth it.

Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.  But exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.  For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end
Hebrews 3:12-14