King Solomon fell in love with many foreign women (besides Pharaoh’s daughter), including Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites. They came from nations about which the Lord had warned the Israelites, “You must not establish friendly relations with them! If you do, they will surely shift your allegiance to their gods.” But Solomon was irresistibly attracted to them. So the Lord said to Solomon, “Because you insist on doing these things and have not kept the covenantal rules I gave you, I will surely tear the kingdom away from you and give it to your servant. 1 Kings 11:1‭-‬2‭, ‬11 NET

It’s no big deal for God to grant answers to your prayers for breakthroughs and material blessings in every form of your desire. The big issue of utmost concern to God is your level of spiritual maturity to handle such blessings when they come.

King Solomon possibly could have remained devoted and faithful to God all through his lifetime and preserved the legacy of the United Kingdom which God used his father David to build.

But for his inability to manage the riches and fame that God gave him, his heart was turned away from God to many foreign women and foreign gods (1 King 11:1-13). This was what led to the tearing apart and the forfeiture of ten of the twelve tribes of Israel after him.

I pray for you this day that material blessings that are of temporal use and incidental to eternal life with Jesus will not render you unfit to receive your glorious and eternal inheritance in Christ. Good morning and Happy Lord’s Day.

Your brother,