We cannot make our sin look right in the eyes of God, no matter how we dress it up or what clothes we put on it. Solomon moved his wife to a new house because she was not of the house of Israel but from Egypt. (Solomon brought Pharaoh’s daughter up from the City of David to the palace he had built for her, for he said, “My wife must not live in the palace of David king of Israel, because the places the ark of the LORD has entered are holy.” 2 Chronicles 8:11) He knew his marriage was wrong. He did all of these wonderful things for the Lord, offered all the sacrifices, had more wisdom than anyone alive, yet still married a foreigner which was forbidden. And he knew it! But instead of sending her home and cutting the sin out, he tried make it “look appropriate” by moving her to a new house.
Don’t we do the same? We buy way more than we need and say the we are “blessed”. We smile in the face of blatant homosexuality and say it’s all “love”. We allow sports to take precedent over church community only to say “They need team interaction!” when we are all aware that only 0.029% will become pro athletes and 100% will face God. We can have “team” in church community.
No matter how we dress it up, sin is sin and all sin has consequences. Solomon will find that out.
I’m scared to see what happens when we do.
Father, open our eyes to our sins. May we see through your eyes all that we do that offends you and may we turn from those things. May our prime objective in this world be truly to love You with all our heart, souls, and mind. And then to love our neighbor in such a way that shows your love and leads to redemption.