Hi wonderful parents!
God never ceases to amaze me! And the crazy thing is that over the last couple of decades I have taught these lessons over and over. I could easily look at the lesson 3 years ago and copy it, but God teaches me something fresh every year (or lets me forget what He taught me earlier so I can be amazed again 😊.
Last week we learned about the wisdom God gave Solomon. This week we are finding out that Solomon did not always use that wisdom. In fact, in the first 2 verses we learn that Solomon had many wives (1000 if you include the concubines... all mentioned in verse 3). And what's worse, they were from nations God told the Israelites not to mingle with because they would do exactly what they did to Solomon... turn him away from the Lord toward idols.
God tells Solomon He is going to rip the kingdom away from him... but keep reading... in spite of the horrible things Solomon has done... for the sake of David He will leave a portion of the kingdom in the hands of a descendant.
I can not read this and not think of what God has done for me, for the sake of His Son, Jesus. He has forgiven every sin I will have committed until the day I am home with Him.
All I can say is WOW!
Please read these verses with your family and discuss them with your children. I am available by text, email, or phone call to help with any questions you have.
We take turns writing when God gives us an idea. The author will be noted.