Solomon was one of the wisest person’s that ever lived. His reign was distinguished by peace and prosperity. Many of his wise words are written in the Bible and still inspire us to live with Godly wisdom.
There is however one thing that I never understood about Solomon. How could the wisest person ever be deceived by so many women?
The problem was that all his women gave him heart problems…
1 Kings 11:4(NIV)
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.
His heart was turned away from God.
The moment you turn your heart away from God, you get serious heart problems - the problem of a divided heart.
God wants all of our heart. When someone or something turns your heart away from Him, you are no longer fully devoted to Him and there will be serious consequences:
1 Kings 11:11(NIV)
11 So the LORD said to Solomon, “Since this is your attitude and you have not kept my covenant and my decrees, which I commanded you, I will most certainly tear the kingdom away from you and give it to one of your subordinates.
Solomon lost what was most important to him. Although it did not happen in his rule, the kingdom was taken away from his son.
Make sure you heart is fully devoted to God – then you will have a spiritual healthy heart!