Dealing with one man or one woman requires the utmost attention’
Q & A: What Does Reverend Deal Say?
‘Dealing with one man or one woman requires the utmost attention’
Question: Why did King Solomon have so many women in his life?
Answer: This is an excellent question. Of course, my answer is my opinion only. Scripture says that King Solomon had 700 wives and in addition he had 300 concubines. That is a total of 1000 women. Some conclude that Solomon married for political advancements. Maybe there’s some truth to that, but the Bible mentioned that his flesh or his desires became weak. Come on Men. With that many women in his life Solomon was doom for failure. Dealing with one man or one woman requires the utmost attention. Men, can you imagine trying to love more than one woman at the same time? You will absolutely go insane. Your reasoning will be altered with the influence of pleasing so many. Come on Men.
Did Solomon really have the understanding that God bestowed upon him? (1 Kings 3:9). Or, does our physical desires supersede our most intimate relationship with God. Thank God for Christ. In 1st Kings 3:1 Solomon took the Pharaoh’s daughter as one of his wives. Eventually, Solomon’s action caused an adverse spiritual and a physical alignment in the entire structure for the people of Israel for centuries to come. The Kingdom which God confirmed through Solomon’s father David (1 Kings 1:37) was suddenly thrust into turmoil and divided into two kingdoms (Israel and Judah).
Take the time to read 1st Kings 11:1-13. You will be amazed at how 1000 women caused King Solomon (the King with the most wisdom of any man) to falter. In the 70’s a song I enjoyed was entitled “Trying to love two ain’t easy to do”.
Reverend David Deal is the senior pastor at Every Christian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Rev Deal can be reached at the Westside Gazette , 545 NW Seventh Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Fla 33311, or by email at David.firstname.lastname@example.org