Ninety-Nine And A Half Won’t Do

(1 Kings 11:6) says “And Solomon did evil in the sight of the Lord, and went not fully after the Lord, as did David his father.”

 

King Solomon did a lot of things right for the Lord.  He built a temple for God.  He asks the Lord for wisdom so that he would know how to rule such a vast kingdom.  He walked so closely with God in the beginning that he had kings and queens from all over the region coming to see and hear this wisdom of the Lord.  However, with all that greatness the bible records that he did evil in the sight of the Lord because he didn’t go fully after the Lord; and saints that’s where many in the body of Christ are today.  They are doing a number of things for the Lord; in fact, some of those things are great things, but their heart is not been fully committed to the Lord and full commitment is what the Lord requires.  By the world’s standard ninety-nine and a half percent of doing anything would cause us to be celebrated but ninety-nine and a half percent of a heart for God will only get us a seat in Hell.  That’s why the bible says that the “road which leads to destruction is broad and wide and many there be that find it, but the road which leads to life is straight and narrow, and few there be that find it (Matt 7:13-14).”  We have to have a life that is fully committed to the Lord and Solomon did not have the same heart toward God as his father David.  Thus, as Christians we should be encouraging each other to continue to be soldiers for the Lord and commit fully to him because anything less is unacceptable.

 

                             God Bless You   

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