God gives commands for our good. God is aware of our weaknesses and sets rules to keep us from harm. When we ignore God's commands consequences will follow. Solomon is the perfect example of a person who ignored God's commandment. God had instructed Solomon not to marry women from other nations, however he went against God's instructions. He married numerous wives who led him away from God. It is important to not only know the word of God but to apply it to our lives. We MUST take God's instructions seriously.
Solomon's weak spot was women. He had been warned by God not to take heathen wives but he did so any way. He was unable to turn away from his lustful desires. Solomon may have justified marrying foreign women because it strengthened his political alliances however these wives led him to worship idols. You may know the word, have strong faith, and be wise, but you have weaknesses this is where you will be attacked.
Solomon did not leave God in one moment but over time. He first resisted idol worship, then tolerated the practice, and finally began to worship idols himself. Over the years his moral character had been chipped away at until he lost his resolve and slipped further away from God. A little sin can turn us away from God it may not be at one time but over a period of time. The sins we justify can cause us the greatest trouble. If God has given you a specific command yield to it. Never let sin go unchallenged!
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