1 Kings 3

“Solomon loved the LORD.” (1 Kings 3 v 3 ESV).

Sometimes we forget that Solomon loved the LORD when we read the end of his story and find him turned away because of the influence of his many wives. But loving the LORD and giving him the absolute first place in our lives is probably one of the most difficult things in life. Yes, we love the LORD like Solomon did,  but like Solomon, we also have other loves in our lives as well. Those other loves doesn’t diminish from our love for the LORD, but the other things we love – even good things like our husbands, wives or children, right down to our secret desires, we love to indulge in. Even when we dabble in sin, we would still say we love the LORD.

Eventually other loves can turn us away from the LORD eventually, like they did for Solomon. And God doesn’t want to be shared either. He wants all of our heart. It is for these reasons that we need to make sure that we love God more, that our love for Him continues to grow so that the love we have for other things is eclipsed by the brightness of the love of God in our hearts.

Let’s love him above all else.

May God’s love keep us in awe this week.

With love in our Lord,