The LORD became angry with Solomon because his heart had turned away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice. Although he had forbidden Solomon to follow other gods, Solomon did not keep the LORD’s command. 1 Kings 11:9-10
God is a jealous God. I’m not sure that we can fully comprehend that statement. Not only had Solomon turned away from the LORD God Almighty, but he followed after other gods. Or perhaps because he followed other gods, he turned away from the LORD. Either way, the Lord was displeased with Solomon. He strayed. Solomon’s foreign wives turned his heart.
The point with the foreign wives is that they served other gods. They didn’t know the Lord Jehovah. It’s what the New Testament refers to as being “unequally yoked.”
We would do well to find out what makes our hearts stray from the Lord. Often it’s life situations that cause us to stray. We become discouraged, and neglect our time with the Lord. And before you know it, weeks and months have passed before we realize what has happened. No matter what you’re doing that is moving away from God, you can always always stop and turn towards Him. Always.
Even if you feel you’ve strayed to the point of no return, turn back.
Turn back. He’ll be there.