- 1 Kings 3:1 tells of his marriage to Pharaoh’s daughter, a compromise conforming to the customs of the day.
- 1 Kings 3:3 tells us that “Solomon loved the Lord, walking in the statutes of his father David, except he sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.” The latter was a compromise, conforming to the customs of the day.
- 1 Kings 3:4 tells of his going to Gibeon, “the great high place,” and offering “a thousand burnt offerings.”
Sounds like a lot of significant compromise to me. How about your? What would we have said to Solomon in this situation, if we had been given the opportunity?
How did God deal with Solomon? (Review 1 Kings 3:5-8) The story is familiar, but had you noticed the setting of conformity and compromise before? (I had not.)
Man looks at the outward appearance,
but the LORD looks at the heart.
(1 Samuel 16:7)