Celebrities staying married appears to be more a big deal than celebrities getting married these days. Some people are surprised when they hear the couple next door have been happily married for decades.
Today we will look at King Solomon the wisest man who ever lived. Solomon once had God’s ears and heart and God granted him incredible wealth, wisdom, and exceedingly great understanding like no other human.
But sex and Solomon’s appetite for strange women bought him to disgrace despite his father’s warning. Solomon had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines, and his wives turned his heart away from God. (1Kings 11:3)
Love can go wrong. The LORD became angry after appearing to Solomon twice warning him that he should not worship other gods. God eventually stripped Solomon of his power.
How unfortunate it is to be stripped of everything that once made you famous because of your rebellion. The choices we make have lasting effects on us and many generations after us.
Lust, greed, and sex never end on a ‘happily ever after’ note.
This serves as a serious warning – ‘Can two people walk hand in hand if they aren’t going to the same place?’ Love can go wrong. No two individuals who decide to walk together can enjoy a healthy relationship with separate agendas.
It is not the carriage on the wedding day, but it is where the carriage is taking you. The horse and buggy can only have one destination. It takes respect, trust, agreement, friendship, and faith in God to make a relationship work.
If we find it difficult to be loyal to God – we will struggle with loyalty to each other. Be not fooled – evil communications corrupt good manners. Many times, bad behavior is passed off as jokes and at the end of the day we progressively lose our love and respect for God and others.
Ziona was featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not! He has the world’s largest family and lives in Baktwang, India. Ziona Chana has ninety-four (94) children by thirty-nine (39) different wives. Mr Chana, who has said he is a “lucky man”, lives in a 100-room, four-story home with another fourteen (14) daughters-in-law and thirty-three (33) grandchildren.
I wonder what advise will Ziona at age 74 have to give to finding true love? If love does not dishonor others but walks by your side and snuggles on the couch together – why did it take Ziona thirty-nine (39) human hearts to bring his love game on? How lucky does he really feel as he looks back at his life’s story as he slowly fades into the sunset where everyone must go?
Here is another shocker – a Baptist minister who resided in Blythe, California was famous for holding the record for the largest number of monogamous marriages twenty-nine (29). His shortest marriage lasted nineteen (19) days, and his longest lasted eleven (11) years. Really! So many broken human hearts left shattered by one man’s greed, lust, and insensitivity. Can this be Love?
Too. Much. Ego. If walls could talk – the stories will be excruciatingly painful to listen to. One thing remains true – God can put any broken heart back together right in front of the person who broke it.
‘They did not leave your life. I moved them.’ Signed – GOD
Be brave enough to heal yourself even when it hurts. ‘The devil wants you to pay attention to your feelings, Jesus want you to pay attention to His truth.’ His truth is – if you take time to pray, God will take time to listen and you will be happy again.