Friday, June 5, 2015

Even the butterflies turn away

1 Kings 11, 2 Chronicles 9:29-31, Ecclesiastes 1: 1-11

These words grasp my attention this morning ~ for his heart had turned away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice.

Not once, but twice God appeared to Solomon and yet he turned away.  Wisdom, but he still turned to other gods...notice the little g, because he (Solomon) had turned away from God with a big G.  Yes, wisdom and over a 1000 women, riches beyond words and yet he still wasn't wise enough to realize what mattered.

I can only imagine the chaos in that house.  1000 women with all that implies!!!!  I'm a woman, so I can say that knowing in my heart that "chaos" is the only word that fits the back stabbing, the insults, the unworthiness, the shyness, the sadness, the do I matter, will Solomon pick me imagine it!  It would have been awful, but what did Solomon expect.  Absolutely not God's plan, but Solomon brought in all these foreign woman and being so wise Solomon had to try out all the foreign pleasures even foreign little "g" gods.

Well, enough about Solomon and his story.  What about us?  What do we turn away from God for a little "g" god?  Is it television, computer, shopping, beauty treatments, friends, eating, trips, anything that we put before God.  What's your pleasure?  

We are so weak without God.  Solomon is a perfect example of someone that allowed pride and luxury to take away his attention from what mattered to all of these others things that are temporary fixes...the fix was in on Solomon, but is it on us?

Let's get our focus back to God and His desires for our journeys!  A life not so full of chaos...I tell you picturing the palace filled with a 1000 women and all that picture brings to mind, brings me to giggles, because as wise as Solomon was he wasn't too smart at all and neither are we at times!  

Sweet blessings,

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