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Finish Well. November 6

For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father. 1 Kings 11:4

How could this happen to the one who God had given such wisdom in the beginning. The one who had been given glory and splendor above all other Kings. The one to whom the Queen of Sheba had heard of and decided I’m going to go see if this is true and when she just watched how He and his court entered into the house of God, she proclaimed the half of His glory was not told me. This Solomon who had prayed that wonderful prayer of dedication at the temple. God answering that prayer with a cloud of glory that filled the temple. Solomon who had warned so many in the book of proverbs of the very things that he fell to. I’m not to sure God wants us to know the where, when, why and how. What he wants us to do is heed the warning. There are many who walked with God for a time and then somehow fell away. Solomon was not the only king who had done marvelously with Gods help, then in old age begin to trust in other gods. The New Testament carries the same warning, with men such as Demas who turned back into the world. History itself has many who were once on fire for God who let there relationship with the All Mighty grow cold. Sometimes it may have been the hardness of the way. Sometimes it has been the prosperities some have experienced that led them astray. I suspect that often times things don’t work out like we thought. Kinda like John the Baptist who when he saw Jesus for the first time coming toward him, proclaimed the Lamb of God who taketh away the sin of the world. Later while John was in prison he sent his disciples to ask Jesus are you the one that is to come or should we look for another. That prison was wearing on a man who was accustomed to being outside where the action was. Jesus responded by saying; you go tell John the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the leper’s are cleansed, the deaf hear and the dead are raised up. And the poor have the gospel preached to them. Then He adds blessed are those who are not offended in me. Today what is our solution? It is to cleave to Jesus as our first, greatest and everlasting love. Just ask Solomon who had it all, is anything worth missing God for. Here his answer today: Ecclesiastes 2:11 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought and on the labor that I had labored to do and behold all was vanity and vexation of spirit and there was no profit under the sun. The warning for you and I is, this world or anything it has to offer will one day fade, but he or she who will love God and serve him unto the end will shine as the stars in the sky forever and ever. Don’t you dare trade your crown of life you have in Jesus for anything of this world. To be continued....

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