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
Solomon, The King With Empty Heart
1 Kgs. 11:4-6; 2 Cor. 6:14-18
No man began with more promise than King Solomon, yet a good beginning does not mean a good finish. Solomon drifted and finally defected. Can it happen to us? He was flawlessly described earlier in his reign as the king who could do no wrong but he later developed a fatal disease called sin. He failed to take God seriously which led to his final downfall as seen in the passage of today. What caused this disastrous demise in Solomon’s life? In one word, it was COMPROMISE that led to the King’s fall and finally all his compromises led to a King with an empty heart. Solomon became a wise fool. He married heathen women who worshipped idols. He had 700 wives, princesses and 300 concubines, and “his wives turned away his heart”. What fools we are when we allow anyone or anything to turn our heart away from God (2 Cor.6:14-18). Be wise- watch your relationship with those who are not Christians. Letting the wrong people into your life can easily spell disaster and destruction (1 Cor.15:33).
Point of Emphasis: Evil communication corrupts good manners
Prayer Point: Help me to remain wise by not turning away from you all the days of my life in Jesus’ name.