20/3/2016 LESSON 3:
SOLOMON: THE KING WHO DID NOT WALK THE TALK
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
Going Into Apostasy
1 Kgs. 11:4-13
The Bible is very clear that there is only one God and man is to worship that God alone (Exodus 20:3-5). Due to Solomon’s wrong relationships, he started slipping into idolatry. He married from many of restricted nations but even from non-restricted nations, they should have been believers. He then, perhaps slowly at first, began to worship their gods and build shrines. When we are idolatrous, we no longer feel bound by the Scriptures; instead of God’s Word being the authority, it becomes merely an opinion; God’s Word becomes optional. When we think we understand religion or life as well as God does, or when we think our opinion matters as much as God’s, all sorts of spiritual disasters are waiting. This is the danger with a lot of modern compromises in the Church today i.e. gay marriage, etc. God will not allow any of His children to worship other gods. What is taking the place of God in your life? Which relationship have you entered into that is luring you away from God?
Point of Emphasis: God will not take it lightly if His glory is shared.
Prayer Point: I pray that I will not share Your glory with anything or anyone all the days of my life.