PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: 1 Kings 9-10
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“Solomon’s horses were imported from Egypt.” (1 Kings 10:28)
God promises to bless Solomon if he is faithful, and Solomon prospers.
He accumulates great riches, many wives and horses from Egypt.
But the devil is in the details; the authors are warning us here.
“The king must not acquire great numbers of horses for himself or make the people return to Egypt to get more… He must not take many wives, or his heart will be led astray. He must not accumulate large amounts of silver and gold.” (Deuteronomy 17:16-17)
Apparently success can go to our heads, and we lose our way.
Money, sex and power; Satan seems to use all of these to mess people up.
How many successful political, social and religious leaders have crashed because of these.
I sense the Lord warning me through this: don’t get distracted and fooled by success.
Big budgets, big buildings and the peoples’ praise are not the blessing we think they are.
Success for God is being like Jesus: humble, compassionate, generous, just, merciful, kind.
Where is the enemy subtly distracting and derailing me through money, sex or power?
Lord, no one is immune to the enemy’s tricks. Help me not just see this problem in others, show me where I am being deceived without even realizing it.