The Mistake of the Wisest Man-Solomon

Written by: John Sernaque

Call to Worship

1 Kings 11: 4

11:4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, [that] his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as [was] the heart of David his father.

A Candlestick Removed—Did Solomon know God when he was doing according to the ways of idolaters?—No; he had forgotten the rich experience of his youth and the prayers he had made in the temple. [Revelation 2:4, 5 quoted.] {2BC 1032.5}

The candlestick was removed out of its place when Solomon forgot God. He lost the light of God, he lost the wisdom of God, he confounded idolatry with religion (The Review and Herald, March 29, 1892). {2BC 1032.6}

Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quick