It’s a tragic story, with an ending that should have been much different. King Solomon, the wisest man to live (aside from Jesus of course), has disobeyed God.
God instructed His people not to marry foreign women who worshiped other gods. He warned they would turn the hearts of the Israelites away from Him. God was right.
I Kings 11: 4 says, “[…] 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.”
Solomon may have thought he was wise enough to avoid turning away from God. Afterall, he was wise. Yet, Solomon did disobey and as a result, his earthly Kingdom was torn away from him.
This can be the case with us at times. We believe we are strong or wise enough to not let the things we chase turn into idols. If Solomon, the wisest man turned away, what makes us think we are different?
When we disobey God, there are always consequences. Our consequence may not be having a kingdom torn from our reign, but rest assured, there are consequences.
Although there are reprucussions, God is faithful to forgive. He is faithful to keep His word even when we are unfaithful.