‘The King who fell into that trap’ (1 Kings 11:1-8)

Much of what we read in 1 Kings 1-11 concerns the heights to which Solomon’s reign reached. The visit of the Queen of Sheba was one of the highlights along the way, but cracks have been appearing, and in today’s text of 1 Kings 11:1-8, those cracks just get wider and wider. The text tells us of Solomon’s 700 wives and 300 concubines, but more than that, it goes to a deeper level and points out a more serious problem – his heart. What led him to marry all these foreign women and worship their gods and abandon the Lord? His heart. His heart was the problem – and with us, the story is no different.



• Solomon in all his glory, at the top of the mountain
• ‘King Solomon however…’
• How was it that his wisdom failed him?’
• Note from the text how it tells us of how he fell for…

  1. The trap of unholy alliances (v.1-3)
  2. The trap of a deceitful heart (v.4-8)

Say ‘no’ to ‘fooling around’ with sin!
Say ‘yes’ to an ‘undivided heart’…