The Lord was angry with Solomon because he had shifted his allegiance away from the Lord, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him on two occasions — 1 Kgs 11:9 NET
Matthew Henry says: “God keeps account of the gracious visits he makes to us, whether we do or not. He knows how often he has appeared to us, and for us, and will remember it against us, if we turn from him.” Every such gracious visit to us, adds to our responsibility for obedience and holy service.
When Solomon had seen the Lord in vision, he should have been forever a consecrated man. The eyes which had looked upon the Lord, should never have lusted after earth’s pleasures. The hands which had fashioned a temple for God, should never have built chapels and altars for heathen deities. Solomon’s sins were far greater, because of the special favors God had granted to him. Seeing Christ should set us apart forever for holy living.
Daily Comfort - June 10
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