Solomon Author:Charles Swindoll Erosion is not limited to soil along the banks of a river. It can happen in life as well. Slow and silent like a stream, it sweeps away character a grain of sand at a time. From a distance, the landscape appears so tranquil and serene, but a closer look reveals the surging washout of integrity and morality. — So it was with Solo... more »mon. Born with all the benefits, blessed with a bright, creative mind and keen abilities, the man who became king also became a fool. Call it whatever you wish--sowing wild oats, mid-life crisis, spiritual defection, or just plain carnality--Solomon's passions broke their banks in a flood of immorality and idolatry. And for the rest of his life, he was busy mopping up the consequenes. « less
The bible's wisest fool, Solomon stands as a mute reminder that a great beginning is no guarantee of a great ending. No man began with more promise than Solomon. But as these studies reveal, the man drifted and finally defected... as do many today. The first six studies take us on a biographical field trip to ovserve this erosion in action. The last two studiews are sould conservation projects from the New Testament to prevent this erosion from your own life. You will find straitght talk about temptation, sensuality, defiance and cunicism in these lessons. Hopefully you will also find sufficient warnings to help you stay true. Let him who thinks he stands take heed!