This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about the cost of a divided heart.
In this series, we’re taking a closer look at Solomon’s life. Recently, we talked about Solomon’s insatiable desire for wealth and material possessions. He took on a mindset that he needed just one more wife, just one more chariot. This led him to have 700 wives and 1,400 chariots.
Solomon’s first downfall came when he allowed the influences of this world to pull him further and further away from God. His next downfall came when he allowed his heart to become divided. He wanted things both ways. He did things God’s way one day and his way the next.
We know that Solomon had a weakness for women, which led him to marry many foreign women. God warned Solomon about this because the foreign women worshiped other gods.
Initially, Solomon built little shrines for his wives so they could burn their incense and make sacrifices to their gods. Yet before long, Solomon joined his wives in worshiping these other gods.
This ultimately led to Solomon’s undoing. Evil gained a foothold into his heart, which caused his wholehearted love for God to become divided. He worshiped his heavenly Father one day and the earthly gods the next.
Is your heart conflicted today? Are you doing what God asked you to do one day and doing what you desire the next? As you reflect on that, let us cling to these words from Solomon: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart…In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV)
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So today, trust Him wholeheartedly.