Scripture Reading: 1 Kings 11:4
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.
Reflections: The detestable end of King Solomon provides a caution for anyone assuming a leadership position. That caution is not to ‘love strange things’. Solomon was noted to have loved and cleaved to many strange women. With time these women turned his heart away from his God and from what was right. He became so perverse in life and even corrupted the worship of God. In the end, he lost divine favor and support for his kingship. His kingdom had no choice than to collapse. It is time to examine what you love and cleave to in life. Are these strange things? Strange in the sense that they do not have biblical bases? If so it is time to disengage yourself from them lest with time they end up facilitating your downfall in life. You don’t have to rise and fall in life if you know the story of Solomon. You can keep rising by divorcing ‘strange things’ in your life! Take a stand: don’t love strange things.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me keep myself away from strange things.
Confession:I have taken a stand. I will not love strange things in life. I will rise in life and will not fall in Jesus name.