KEY SCRIPTURE :1Kings 11:6 KJV “And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father”.
We continue with the life of King Solomon.
In today’s study we learn that he went after the gods of his strange wives. He did not’ fully follow’ the Lord as his father David. The Lord was therefore angry with Solomon (1 Kings 11:9) Dear servant of God set your heart right and refuse to disobey God. Refuse to allow anything to take God’s place in your life. Idolatry is anything a man disobeys God to honor. What are you disobeying God to honor? If it is a girlfriend, then she has become an idol to you. If it is a boyfriend, he has become an idol to you. If it is lust for money, then it is an idol to you. Anything that gives you a cold heart towards God is an idol to you.
These things bring God’s anger against His servants. The verse ten says God instructed him to repent. He refused to repent. The Lord decided to divide his kingdom and give ten parts to another man and only two for him. In 1 Kings 11:14, the Lord stirred up an enemy against him. Dear Minister of God if you decide to be persistently disobedient unto the Lord, He would give you up to the evil powers to attack you. . Mat 18:34 KJV'” And his lord was worth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him”.
A number of troubles in some ministries come from acts of disobedience from the leader 1Kings 11:23″ And God stirred him up another adversary, Rezon the son of Eliadah, which fled from his lord Hadadezer king of Zobah”: God allowed more trouble to hit Solomon. Dear servant of God, the troubles emanating from disobedience is simply unnecessary. They are self-inflicting burdens. Note there are other challenges that come as an aggression of the enemy, they come irrespective of your uprightness. This is normal and God is glorified when you hold your ground. If your oppositions come as a result of your stubbornness unto the Lord, then you are suffering unnecessarily. Repent and the trouble would cease.
I am a child of God totally given to God. Nothing takes God’s place in my life. I have no idols in my life. Jesus is the only Lord of my life.
1 Peter 4:15 KJV” But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.”
Proverbs 4:18 KJV” But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.”