It seems as though King Solomon is running a popularity contest

“King Solomon loved many foreign women besides the daughter of Pharaoh … from nations of which the LORD had said to the Israelites: You shall not join with them and they shall not join with you, lest they turn your hearts to their gods. … When Solomon was old his wives had turned his heart to strange gods, and his heart was not entirely with the Lord, his God, as the heart of his father David had been. By adoring Astarte, the goddess of the Sidonians, and Milcom, the idol of the Ammonites, Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD; he did not follow him unreservedly as his father David had done. …

So the LORD said to Solomon: ‘Since this is what you want, and you have not kept my covenant and my statutes which I enjoined on you, I will deprive you of the kingdom and give it to your servant’” (1 Kings 11).

It appears King Solomon was trying to be “politically correct” with his wives. They had left their nations, cultures, and their man-made gods or idols to become one of King Solomon’s many wives.

He yielded to his wives’ desires to worship as they had done in the past. He knew that what he was doing went against God’s laws. Did he all of a sudden begin believing in these powerless gods? Or did he feel he’d lose the love of these women if he didn’t give in to them?

I think of the many politicians who, although they supported abortion, believed it should be rare. These same politicians expressed that marriage is to be between a man and a woman only. That was ten to twenty years ago.

Now they say the complete opposite about marriage, and they even voted against protecting infants who survived an abortion. What happened to their beliefs? Have they been converted, or are they afraid of losing voters?

What do you think?