Day 97 – April 7, 2021
Scriptures: Deuteronomy 17-18, Proverbs 7
Instruction for the king:
“He must not take many wives, or his heart will be led astray.” He must not accumulate large amounts of silver and gold.” – Deuteronomy 17:17
It won’t take long, and Solomon will have both an excess of wives and money. He will also have a bunch of horses as well, also advised against.
Proverbs also teaches the avoidance of evil, walking in the path of righteousness. The counsel of the Proverbs is to avoid the adulterous woman. As a metaphor, it expands to us all, that we would avoid the enticement of sin.
“Her house is a highway to the grave.”
As we have all experienced our own hearts being led astray, as well as experienced the grief of it in others, we are wise to draw closer to God and His Word. As we study the wisdom literature and Deuteronomy, we are reminded of the problems sin brings.
As Christians, we are hopeful that we have forgiveness and a new heart. We have new life in Christ.
Our hearts are not led astray when we fix our thoughts on Christ.
Jordan Ickes, Minister of Etna Green Church of Christ.