The LORD was very angry with Solomon, for his heart had turned away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice. He had warned Solomon specifically about worshiping other gods, but Solomon did not listen to the LORD's command.
(1 Kings 11:9-10 NLT)
Life is filled with decisions – major decisions, minor decisions, quick decisions and slow decisions. We make decisions every day that can affect the course of our life. We approach a “fork in the road” and decide whether which path we will take. How often, though, do we ask The LORD for directions.
So now the LORD said to him, "Since you have not kept My covenant and have disobeyed My decrees, I will surely tear the kingdom away from you and give it to one of your servants.
(1 Kings 11:11 NLT)
Then, after we go down the path of our choosing, we find ourselves glad (or regretting) that we made that choice. We experience, first hand, the results of our choices.
But for the sake of your father, David, I will not do this while you are still alive. I will take the kingdom away from your son. And even so, I will not take away the entire kingdom; I will let him be king of one tribe, for the sake of My servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem, My chosen city."
(1 Kings 11:12-13 NLT)
God wants us to get to the point where we ask God for directions. The LORD wants what is best for us, even when we don’t. God wants to give us an abundant life in this life as reassurance for the next. When The LORD gives us directions, then, we are being led down the Path of Life.
The way of the godly leads to life; that path does not lead to death. (Proverbs 12:28 NLT)How about you? How often do you made “fork in the road” kinds of decisions? Do you ask The LORD for direction before making the choice? Do you allow God to lead you on the path of life?