Girls to Goddesses - problems of the split mind
1 Kings 11:1 - 411 Now King Solomon loved many foreign women along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women, 2 from the nations concerning which the Lord had said to the sons of Israel, “You shall not associate with them, nor shall they associate with you, for they will surely turn your heart away after their gods.” Solomon held fast to these in love. 3 He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines, and his wives turned his heart away. 4 For when Solomon was old, his wives turned his heart away after other gods; and his heart was not wholly devoted to the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father had been.
Today, we learned that double-mindedness comes from having doubt, or too many things that compete for our attention other than God. Double-mindedness originates from sin, and those who suffer from it are unable to pursue anything with their full heart and attention. It makes you emotionally unstable, tired, restless, and unsatisfied. But most importantly, it severs your relationship with God and Man.
Youth Group, let us single-mindedly pursue God as we hear David's final message to his son:
And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever.”