Choices affect one’s life.
1 Kings 3:3,7: Now Solomon loved the Lord, walking in the statutes of his father David, except he sacrificed and burned incense on the high places. Now, O Lord my God, You have made Your servant king in place of my father David, yet I am but a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in.
1 Kings 3:9: So give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?”
Solomon had a good start, making all the right choices a God’s favor was on him.
Solomon made some wrong choices:
2 Chronicles 8:11: Then Solomon brought Pharaoh’s daughter up from the city of David to the house which he had built for her, for he said, “My wife shall not dwell in the house of David king of Israel, because the places are holy where the ark of the Lord has entered.”
1 Kings 11:1-3: Now King Solomon loved many foreign women along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women, from the nations concerning which the Lord had said to the sons of Israel, “You shall not associate with them, nor shall they associate with you, for they will surely turn your heart away after their gods.” Solomon held fast to these in love. He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines, and his wives turned his heart away.
Solomon compromised and the choices he made took his heart away from God.