Topic: The Danger Of Disobedience [Thursday July 6, 2017]
“For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father” 1 Kings 11:4
God said to Solomon, I have blessed you so mightily so that you can serve me. Don’t marry from the heathen because they will turn your heart from serving me. Solomon said: God you don’t understand. How can I see all these ladies and avoid them? It is not fair. Let me just taste a little and after I will come and repent. Some of us are saying in our hearts, with the kind of pretty ladies God is bringing out today, how can a whole able bodied man like me not look at them? God is saying don’t touch them because they will turn your heart. It was a clear cut instruction. But look at Solomon, he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines. And the inevitable happened, the wives turned away his heart.
Watch what happens when you walk in disobedience. Remember there is nothing the enemy brings that is capable of putting you down when you walk in the will of God. In 1 Kings 11:14 the bible says, “And the LORD stirred up an adversary unto Solomon, Hadad the Edomite: he was of the king’s seed in Edom.” An enemy that has long been defeated now came back. That is what happens when you begin to leave in disobedience. Those things that you have long conquered will begin to come again.
God stirred up the heart of Hadad to go and become an enemy to Solomon because Solomon opened the door. God did not only stir up a past enemy, he stirred up a present and a future enemy which became adversaries to Israel all the days of Solomon. This is the chain reaction which followed Solomon’s disobedience. When you disobey God it is an access for the devil to come against you.
Further Reading: 1 Kings 11:1-13
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Job 32-33; Evening- Acts 14
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.