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1 Kings 11:2
They were from nations about which the Lord had told the Israelites, “You must not intermarry with them, because they will surely turn your hearts after their gods.” Nevertheless, Solomon held fast to them in love.
This is a brief account of Solomon’s direct disobedience of Moses’ command in Deuteronomy 7:3 concerning marrying women outside of Israel. God told the Israelites that should they marry outside of their faith, the women they married would bring them to their foreign gods and away from Jehovah God. In spite of God’s directive, Solomon disregarded God’s Word and did what he wanted.
All of us have disobeyed the Lord at one time or another. Some have even walked away from daily fellowship with the Lord. Many of these RUNAWAYS come back to Jesus through repentance. However, there are some who not only walk away but also become adversarial towards their original “Faith Roots.” None of us are GOD. We are NOT the JUDGE. And of course this happened before the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. But none can deny that Solomon’s refusal to acknowledge his failure damaged Israel for years. Jesus was standing in heaven then, and is standing in heaven right now, saying to all of His RUNAWAY kids … “Just Come Home!”
Help me this AM to joyfully proclaim Your message not only to lost souls but also to Your RUNAWAY souls, to … “Just Come Home!” Amen