1 Kings 11.2
He took them from the surrounding pagan nations of which God had clearly warned Israel, "You must not marry them; they'll seduce you into infatuations with their gods." Solomon fell in love with them anyway, refusing to give them up.
oh God, may we never ignore what you tell us and pursue what we want anyway. no measure of wisdom will spare us from ourselves - only your presence will make sure that we will never give in to our own cravings. help us to always practice your presence, to teach ourselves to know that you are always with us, your spirit is always with us, you are always walking with us. thank you that your grace affords us to look beyond what our natural senses perceive and trust in what you say in our hearts and minds.