The Wisest but most Foolish Man

Even many unsaved know that King Solomon was the wisest mortal who ever walked the earth, however, many of God’s people are unaware of Solomon’s dark side.  Let’s take a look!

King_SolomonWe find in Deuteronomy 16:14-20, that God gives His commandments for those who would be king of Israel.  Among these divine rules was the command not to multiply horses unto himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses…. note: I Kings 10:28

      And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, ……….Ok,  this is not such a huge deal, disobedience, yes, but not something that would take ones breath away in amazement.

 As we continue to read in Deuteronomy 17 …….Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

Compare this command with these scriptures: 2 Chronicles 9:13

    Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and threescore and six talents of gold;   Did you get the number of talents of gold?   666  Hmmm, another hidden message, perhaps?  At any rate this was another direct disobedience to the command of God.

Many are aware of Solomon’s many, many, wives, etc, but when it comes to the genealogy of Solomon’ offspring we are left in the dark, so to speak.  Let’s delve a little further into God’s Word for the answer for this obvious omission from the Holy Writ.

We are aware that Solomon’s wives turned his heart away from God and he began to build altars to the heathen gods of his wives. One of these gods was Molech.  So how did these heathen worship Molech?

Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, … 1 Kings 11: 7
 …..2 Kings 23:10 ……… make his son or his daughter to pass through the fire to Molech

Are you thinking what I am thinking; that Solomon’s children were sacrificed to the heathen god, Molech?molech

This is almost too horrendous to even comprehend.  Yet, Scripture indicates that this was so.

There are many lessons which can be learned from Solomon’s sins against a Holy God.  First of all we can be thankful that our dark sides were not written in history for the entire world to read for generations upon generations.  Secondly it is reassuring to bask in the knowledge that God loves the sinner but hates the sin.  Last but not least, God remained faithful in matters of the Davidic Covenant, in spite of Solomon turning his back on the Living God.

About Golden Gems from Grandma

Over Forty years ago, the Holy Spirit opened my eyes that I was a sinner on my way to Hell. The Lord Jesus forgave me of my sins, cleansed me from all unrighteousness, and began a new my heart. I have worn many hats in my earthly journey; being a Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Nurse, WAC Veteran; Sunday School teacher and writer, however, It was God that worketh in me both to will and to do of His good pleasure. My ministry of writing has opened up many opportunities to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to teach and encourage the brethren in their walk with the Lord
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4 Responses to The Wisest but most Foolish Man

  1. I wonder if King Solomon, renowned for wisdom, was judged too harshly by the later writers in the Bible because of their religious views about preserving their beliefs about the sanctity of marriage bloodlines. I question this after reviewing in depth the writings of Solomon and his accomplishment of attaining peace during his entire reign,. He allowed everyone to choose their own Gods. built infrastructure, engaged in trade with his neighboring countries to promote wealth and good will, and believed in justice for both rich and poor. Maybe our current leaders should review his writings.

    What the world needs now in addition to love is wisdom.

    Regards and good will blogging.

    • Mortal man could not have judged Solomon as harshly as God did. One could perhaps give Solomon credit for permitting freedom of religion, but we must consider the 1st Commandment “Thou shalt not have no other gods before me.”

  2. People Empowerment Project says:

    One of the concepts about being foolish that is often misunderstood by many is that it most often deals with acute decisions we make to be disobedient, and not related to IQ and the like, as if often presupposed. The fact is, Solomon, as all of us, decided to disobey frequently, knowing exactly what the cost would be, not only for himself, but the for the chosen nation.

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