20/3/2016 LESSON 3:
SOLOMON: THE KING WHO DID NOT WALK THETALK
Quarter’s Theme: PORTRAITS OF JEWISH KINGS
Unit 1 – Portraits Of The King Of The United Kingdom (Lessons 1-3)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 83, 235
Devotional Reading: ECCL. 2:1-11
Topic For Adults
STRIVE TO END WELL
Topic For Youths
RUN FROM COMPROMISE
Topic For Intermediates
FOLLOWING GOD TO THE END
Scripture Lesson 1 KINGS 3:3-15; 11:1-14, 23-24
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For it was so, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned his heart after other gods; and his heart was not loyal to the Lord his God, as was the heart of his father David (1 Kgs. 11:4) NKJV.
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Disregard For Instruction Of God
God expressly commanded through Moses that Kings in Israel should neither multiply horses or wives to themselves nor should they greatly increase silver and gold. God had good reasons for giving the above instructions to enable Jewish kings to concentrate more on the serious business of providing good governance, politically and spiritually. Unfortunately, king Solomon disobeyed this express command by doing exactly what God commanded should not be done as seen in our passage of yesterday. During Solomon’s reign, the court was supreme and the priesthood was secondary. No prophet arose. The fact that the word of the Lord came to him only once revealed the spiritual poverty of his reign despite its material splendour. Just like Solomon, we disobey the express commands of God to our peril. We cannot go against God and His word and experience true success. Every of God’s instructions is meant to help us live to please Him and to live a successful, satisfactory life. They are for our benefits. All other successes outside of God are failures in reality.
Point of Emphasis: Obey God’s commands for your good
Prayer Point: Lord, help me not to be disobedient in my walk with You.