Astray at Any Time


For when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not wholly true to the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father.

1 Kings 11:4

We often think that being led astray from the Lord is a young man’s past time. Once we have grown and have age, wisdom, and life experience we stay truth to the faith.

But that is not so. Solomon was blessed with both wisdom and wealth by the Lord. But when he was old, he turned toward other gods. Why? His wives led him.

Even when we are old we can be tempted and led astray. We must stay grounded in the Lord. We must surround ourselves with the like minded who can help us in our walk with faith. Solomon’s wives could not have led him astray had he not been willing. But he was and God held him accountable.

We should be in prayer every day, even in old age, and in scripture every day that we may know the ways of God and see plainly that he is the only one and true God.

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Erick Erickson
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