Also, Jeroboam son of Nebat rebelled against the king. 1 Kings 11:26
This is the third reference in this chapter to enemies that the Lord raised up against Solomon because of his sin. Solomon’s sin against the Lord was his own. His wives led him down the wrong path but it still was Solomon who was engaging in idol worship. He rebelled. You could probably make a case that this was all a result of David sinning against Bathsheba and then Uriah (ultimately sinning against God), but that’s not entirely fair.
Yes, David paid a high price for his sin. We see the dysfunction in his family. However, sin is a choice. It was a choice for Saul, for David, for Absalom, for Solomon. And it’s a choice for us. You can argue all day long about “the sins of the fathers visiting x number of generations down the line,” but the point remains, we choose to sin. The sin is on our shoulders, not our parents, not our grandparents or our great grandparents. We own our sins.
Now, having said that, Christ forgives when we ask Him. His blood and His alone can cleanse us from our sin.
We sin; Jesus forgives, our lives are changed. Hallelujah!
Meditate on that simple truth throughout the day.