“Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of his father David; only, he sacrificed and offered incense at the high places.”
For all the positive things we will read about Solomon, a man blessed by God with wisdom and discernment, there are some potentially troubling actions in the lifestyle Solomon will choose to live. Worship in high places often means the worship of other gods; the amassing of great wealth is not in itself sinful, especially when it seems, as with Solomon, that his wealth is a blessing from God, and the taking of a wife (wives) from foreign lands could be a further indicator of his being tempted to worship other gods (the god s of his wives). Having wisdom and discernment in worldly matters isn’t necessarily the same as in matters of holiness and righteousness. I (we) should learn a lesson here. O God that you bless me with wisdom and discernment and that with them I make good choices, choices to walk with you and not away from you. Choices have consequences, thank you for forgiveness.