November 10, 2020
Solomon Allowed Sin
1 Kings 3:3 (KJV) And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places.
Solomon was a man who was raised by King David, was placed in this position of authority by God, in his reign, he often sought prayer and answers of God, for he personally knew and loved the Lord. Just before his father’s death, King David took his son Solomon aside and guided him about the necessity of sticking close to the Lord and walking with Him during his reign as King.
However, Solomon allowed this direction from his father to “go in one ear and out the other,’” as he allowed sin to continue in high places. This practice was nothing less than lenience toward sin. Even if King Solomon sought God for direction and followed in His pathway, he allowed known sin to continue; he too had a part in this wickedness.
Even when we follow God with our mouth and in our personal actions but continue to allow known sin to persist about us, we are a party to sin against God. The truth is that God expects us to forsake sin personally and to affect the lives about us concerning the presence of sin. The child of God can accomplish both, bringing honor and glory to God. To remain silent while sin flourishes about us is to allow sin to persist, bringing dishonor to God.
Do not allow high places or sinful places to remain. God desires that we alter our actions and decisions concerning sin, and affect sinning souls about us in this world for bringing honor and glory to Him. Silence towards sin always implies alignment with repeated sin.
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