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1 Kings 11:4
As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father had been.
As is often the case through the aging process, if we’re not careful we can soften our personal standards for living. That’s exactly what happened to Solomon, the King of Israel. He started wholeheartedly committed to the Lord and was fully engaged in his faith. But through the years and the wealth and the accolades and the applause that came his way, he lightened up and began marrying foreign women. This was a “HUGE BREAKING OF JEWISH LAW AND TRADITION” (Deut. 7:3-4). In time, these women turned his heart away from the Lord.
In the verse leading up to the one stated above, the Bible says Solomon was “Led Astray” by these foreign women. The question before us this AM is, what has the enemy placed before us recently that is a threat to our faith? What is it he is trying to use in order to “Lead Us Astray?” I can’t tell you the many times, while living life in the trenches, that something has been placed in front of me to “Lead Me Astray” from my relationship to Jesus. Anything the enemy can use, he WILL use to lead you astray. Never forget it. The wisest man who ever lived was TOO DUMB to pick up on the devil’s tactics. If I could speak as a loving brother this AM … Wake up … Don’t be “Led Astray.”
Just because You applaud me at times is not a license for me to do whatever I want. This AM, I’m asking You to keep me from being “Led Astray!” Amen