A good historical example of the problem with bedrooms is demonstrated by King Solomon of Ancient Israel. He started out very well. God gave him a wish, kind of like the genie in the bottle,And of course there was the condition demanded,(1Ki 3:5 KJV) In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.and Solomon asked for the wisdom to rule his people.(1Ki 3:9-12 KJV) Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people? And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing. And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment; Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.
(1Ki 3:14 KJV) And if thou wilt walk in my ways, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as thy father David did walk, then I will lengthen thy days.How did it work out. Solomon probably figured since he was king he could fudge a little. After all, who knows what goes on in the bedroom of the king.
(1Ki 11:1-3 KJV) But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites; Of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love. And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.What was the social result of this legal and expected behavior? Keep in mind that a king was expected to have many wives. Solomon was just doing what all the other kings were doing.
To be concluded...
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