by Rev Joel Yong
2 Chronicles 8:11
Solomon brought Pharaoh’s daughter from the City of David to a palace he had built for her. He said, “My wife will not live in the palace of King David of Israel because these places where the LORD’s ark has come are holy.”
So he broke the law and married a non-Israelite woman from Egypt – the LORD had warned his people through Moses earlier that this would lead them astray to worship idols.
Solomon figured that if she did not live in the Israelite areas that it would be alright … if the problem was out of sight, perhaps it would be out of mind?
That is what we think too- if no one knows about our porn addiction, or if no one knows about our unscrupulous ways or our arrogance and pride or about our desire to cling onto power…then perhaps we are not sinning.
Strange how our minds work.