Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Decline and Demise



May 5

Daily Bible Reading: 1 Kings 10 – 11

Verse of the Day: 1 Kings 11:1 – “Now king Solomon loved many foreign women…”

As we continue on in our reading through the Old Testament, we begin to see things changing in Israel. It starts here with Solomon’s compromise, failure, and rebellion against the ways of God. Like his father David, his moral compromise eroded his life and kingdom from the inside out. We might say – “Like father, like son.”

Too often in Scripture (and history) we can see that people and nations start out in line with God and as they prosper they stray away from Him. This begins an inner corrosion that will bring that person (or nation) down. Here we see the hinge that the book turns upon. Compromise and failure will lead to a loss of blessing and can set a downward spiral in place unless a person comes in repentance to God.

Prayer: God of grace we come to You today in repentance for taking control of our life. Mold it in Your purpose and plan. Amen. 






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