Weekday devotionals for Christians

Loving On Accident or On Purpose

1Kings 11:1 But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites;
1Kings 11:2 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.

When you think of King Solomon, what do you think of , Wisest man on earth other than Jesus, Immense wealth, Building the Temple, King David’s Son, or do you think of the 700 wives and princesses and 300 concubines?  You might think of all of it.  I think that Solomon was one of the best kings that Israel had, with the exception that his heart was turned away from God.

So how did a man that was blessed by God so much have his heart turned away from God?  Look in the last statement in verse 2: Solomon clave unto these in love.  Solomon fell away from God because he allowed himself to “fall in love” rather than jumping into love.   What ?!  What do you mean “jump into love?”  This is what I mean: 

One action is an accident and the other accident is deliberate.  When I fall, I usually get hurt.  I usually end up in pain and at the very least, I get embarrassed!  Have you ever watched “America’s Funniest Home Videos?”  These videos were funny because the actions that made us laugh were accidental actions, not deliberate decisions.  Accidental actions often can be humorous for those who are standing back and watching, but for those who are “feeling the accident”, it can be painful.  Deliberate actions, for the most part, are not glamorous, funny, or entertaining.  Those actions are usually boring by nature because they come from deliberate thought.

Solomon allowed an “accident” to happen.  He allowed beautiful women capture his heart and in doing so, his heart was slowly and deliberately turned away from the One who blessed him.  If you ever find this happening to you, stop and  lead your heart because allowing your heart to fall in love by accident is something that usually brings devastating results.

Remember this one thing, if the world’s wisest man can fall in love with the wrong people, then certainly you and I can do the same.  The choice is yours to make.  Will you do what the Bible says in Proverbs 23:19  Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way, or will you allow something as important as love be left up to chance?    

March 29, 2012 - Posted by | Devotional | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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