Solomon: Wise or Foolish?

The unfaithfulness of God’s people that we read about yesterday finds its roots in—of all people—Solomon. As great and wise as he was, he began to act in foolish ways by marrying wife after wife from the foreign women who did not believe in Solomon’s and our God.

What happened to Solomon can happen to us…not that we go about marrying more spouses, but that we get interested in other things and people which do not lead us toward God, but rather away from God. Think about your friends and how you help or hinder each other to find God. How about inviting some of your friends to join you in these Bible readings everyday and spending time talking about what you read?

1 Kings 11:1-13

Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
from today’s reading:
My heart ever turned to You.
For more information about this creative way to pray, see Bible Breaths.

This is the eighth of thirteen weeks in the season of Pentecost, Year B
Tuesdays are dedicated to Hebrew History and “The Writings.”
For the rest of this season, we read 1 Kings.

Calendar for 2018: “God’s Year of Grace”

These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook.  You will have the entire program of well over a thousand Firestarters with you on your phone or tablet.  More information…