Solomon’s Downfall

King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women besides Pharaoh’s daughter–Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians and Hittites. They were from nations about which the LORD had told the Israelites, “You must not intermarry with them, because they will surely turn your hearts after their gods.” Nevertheless, Solomon held fast to them in love. He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines, and his wives led him astray. As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been. 1 Kings 11:1-4

Solomon’s fall into the worship of other Gods is a reminder to us that it is easy to fall into sin. Everyone is susceptible to falling if they are not perpetually focused on God and His ways. Here, Solomon’s 700 wives and 300 concubines lead him astray from God and His ways. They play a major part God taking the kingdom away from Solomon.