THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
A young boy in the 3rd grade was given an assignment to write a paper on "wisdom."
This is what he turned in.
"Solomon, my Sunday School teacher says, was the wisest man in the Bible.
He had 700 wives and 300 porcupines.
That didn't sound too wise to me."
1 Kings 11:1-4
1 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:
Here, the Word of God shows that man is always a sinner.
Even in the multiplied grace of God, man is less than he should be.
God had warned against the infiltration of false gods through marriage (Exodus 34:12-16).
God had also warned that kings were not to "multiply" wives (see Deuteronomy 17:17).
Promiscuity in leadership promotes promiscuity in the nation.
Promiscuity in the nation turns hearts away from God!
Broken marriages, single-parent famlies, and abortions are the results of
sensual satisfaction without thought of the cost.
Christians, beware that in the profuse grace of God poured upon us, we must heed God's Word closely.