How ridiculous is this! Solomon has a hard time staying away from the women because he loves them so much. He decides it’s a good idea to marry many (700) foreign wives. As a result, these women are not worshipers of God but of other gods. They pressure Solomon to build altars for these gods so they can continue their pagan worship. Not only does wise Solomon build them, but his heart is turned to worship them as well. Now I may not be as wise as Solomon. I may not have been able to figure out the “cut the baby in half” thing, but I am wise enough to know that Solomon is a dope for doing this. Oh how quickly we lose our devotion and commitment to God.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.