2 Chronicles 8; 1 Kings 9 Solomon had the world’s riches at his beck and call, as well as all the wisdom that God gave him. Interesting beginning, but stay tuned. Here is a man that started right but didn’t follow his advice. How often are we like that? We know the truth, we know what is right, write about it, talk about it, and then turn right around and do the opposite.
God gave Solomon this instruction: “You must serve me with integrity and sincerity, just as your father David did. Do everything I commanded and obey my rules and regulations.” Note: you must not you might like to think about this, but it is a command. Not only that, but God warned him: “But if you or your sons ever turn away from me, fail to obey the regulations and rules I instructed you to keep, and decide to serve and worship other gods, then I will remove Israel from the land I have given them, I will abandon this temple I have consecrated with my presence,” End of story, it happened…but we aren’t there yet. Right now it is the ‘honeymoon” stage, and all is well.
Do you wish to remain in the honeymoon stage? Me too, but God has His way to test our hearts to see if what we say is what is in our heart. Where is your heart?