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The Disadvantages of Backsliding: Lessons from the Life of Solomon

The Disadvantages of Backsliding: Lessons from the Life of Solomon

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One cannot "schedule" a season of backsliding from God and not suffer the consequences. There are many life-altering, possibly irreversible consequences of sin. What's worse is when you are the King of Israel and you bring the whole nation down with you. Here I presented lessons from the life of Solomon, often depicted as the wisest man who ever lived, but in reality one of the most foolish because he failed to love and obey the Lord and do as he taught.
One cannot "schedule" a season of backsliding from God and not suffer the consequences. There are many life-altering, possibly irreversible consequences of sin. What's worse is when you are the King of Israel and you bring the whole nation down with you. Here I presented lessons from the life of Solomon, often depicted as the wisest man who ever lived, but in reality one of the most foolish because he failed to love and obey the Lord and do as he taught.

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The Disadvantages of The Disadvantages of Backsliding:Backsliding:Lessons from the Life of Lessons from the Life of SolomonSolomon
 
What is backsliding?What is backsliding?
1. Continued willful disobedience of the Lord1. Continued willful disobedience of the LordI Kings 11:10-11 Although he had forbiddenI Kings 11:10-11 Although he had forbiddenSolomon to follow other gods, Solomon did notSolomon to follow other gods, Solomon did notkeep the LORD's command. So the LORD saidkeep the LORD's command. So the LORD saidto Solomon, "Since this is your attitude andto Solomon, "Since this is your attitude andyou have not kept my covenant and myyou have not kept my covenant and mydecrees, which I commanded you, I will mostdecrees, which I commanded you, I will mostcertainly tear the kingdom away from you andcertainly tear the kingdom away from you andgive it to one of your subordinates.give it to one of your subordinates.
 
I Kings 11:1-2I Kings 11:1-2King Solomon, however, loved many foreignKing Solomon, however, loved many foreignwomen besides Pharaoh's daughter-- Moabites,women besides Pharaoh's daughter-- Moabites,Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians andAmmonites, Edomites, Sidonians andHittites.They were from nations about which theHittites.They were from nations about which theLORD had told the Israelites, "You must notLORD had told the Israelites, "You must notintermarry with them, because they will surelyintermarry with them, because they will surelyturn your hearts after their gods." Nevertheless,turn your hearts after their gods." Nevertheless,Solomon held fast to them in love.Solomon held fast to them in love.

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