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King Solomon

1.Kings 11:1-6 But King Solomon loved many foreign women, as well as the daughter of Pharaoh: women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites; from the nations of whom the LORD had said to the children of Israel, "You shall not intermarry with them, nor they with you. Surely they will turn away your hearts after their gods." Solomon clung to these in love. And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart. For it was so, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned his heart after other gods; and his heart was not loyal to the LORD his God, as was the heart of his father David. For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and did not fully follow the LORD, as did his father David.

You can write a lot about king Solomon, for example, that he built the first temple in Jerusalem, or about the wisdom which he received from God, nevertheless, here is one small thing to take into consideration - it seems absurd that although Solomon was so wise, he made such a stupid mistake. According to the law it was forbidden for a king to have several wives, and especially non -Jewish wives. Yet Solomon, by all means, married "foreign" women to gain loyal support from these nations. This strategic move was foolish and resulted in Solomon no longer being faithful to God. We can learn from Solomon's mistake. It is always better to firstly please God and not people. Take that to heart and be smart!

You can also learn from the right decision which king Solomon did make. At the beginning of his kingdom he asked God to give him wisdom, rather than riches and honor. 2. Ch. 1:11-12 And God said to Solomon: "Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked riches or wealth or honor or the life of your enemies, nor have you asked long life; but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may judge My people over whom I have made you king; "wisdom and knowledge are granted to you; and I will give you riches and wealth and honor, such as none of the kings have had who were before you, nor shall any after you have the like."

Did you know that Solomon was a multi-millionaire? The Bible tells us that he received gold, approximately in the value of 190 million Euros per year, from the kings of Arabia. He traded with horses, exotic goods, as well as copper and ore which was extracted from his mines. In our day, he would be described as being "Bill Gates".

Try to live a life without worrying about your financial situation, and ask God to give you the things which you cannot buy with money. jk

Scripture for further study:
Psalm 72; Proverbs 13:10; 16:16; 23:23; Matthew 6:33; 12:38-42; 1. Peter 5:7; Philippians 4:6

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