Nehemiah 13:26 Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? yet among many nations was there no king like him, who was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel: nevertheless even him did outlandish women cause to sin.
The goodness of God in Solomon’s life should have made him careful and sensitive to upsetting God. Instead he was careless. He admired outlandish women and lusted for them … the end was that they caused him to sin. God knows sin operates through evil baits scattered along our paths …God teaches us what to do, when to flee …where not to go …what not to do. But once we feel we have achieved a level of success, we forget it was God that made us, and we go for idols. These are things that replace God in our hearts. God knows that what He does not recommend for us will eventually make us sin.
God’s rules are good … we are not made by our goodness, we are made by God, but disobedience opens the door to many other sins and in the end we are separated from God, the one we should be closest to.
Consider, the things you are doing and whether you are courting trouble or getting closer to God. Is there an attraction to the things God asks us to separate from? Do not wait until it causes sin …separate now. Look up to God’s eternal city … set your heart on God’s heaven.
Hosea 8:14 For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples; and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.
Verses for further meditation
Psalm 95:6; Hebrews 11:10
Thoughts for Business and the work place
Trouble often comes disguised in forbidden pleasures.
Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, help me to be separated unto you. Amen
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