Solomon is regarded as the wisest man that ever existed. The whole society of his time marvelled at his wisdom and people came from different corners of the world to see this wonder with their own eyes.
But what we read in 1 Kings 11:1-6 is truly shattering. Solomon influenced through his unusual wisdom the whole society, but did not have the wisdom to decide to obey the Lord's command and marry someone from the Lord's people.
King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women besides Pharaoh’s daughter – Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians and Hittites. They were from nations about which the Lord told the Israelites, “You must not intermarry with them, because they will surely turn your hearts after their gods.” Nevertheless, Solomon held fast to them in love. He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines, and his wives led him astray. As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father had been. (1 Kings 11:1-6)
You might say, but today in our society there are no idols of old. Idols are no longer in the form of stone statues or gods, but today’s idols have other forms such as amusements, pleasures or other activities that place man above God.
Someone said, “If you marry a Non-Christian, you will have the devil as your father-in-law.” A harsh statement, but as true as it gets. You, as a Christian, have God as your Father. And all those who do not have God as a father are the children of the evil one. Many are wrong when they say, I am neither with the evil one, nor with God. In the spiritual life you are either with God or against Him.