3/4/2016 LESSON 5:
REHOBAM: A KING WHO TOOK A WRONG COUNSEL
Quarter’s Theme: PORTRAITS OF JEWISH KINGS
Unit 3 – Portraits Of The Kings Of Divided Kingdom (Lessons 5-12)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 71, 352
Devotional Reading: PS. 1:1-6; PRO. 1:15-19
Topic For Adults
ALWAYS SEEK AND TAKE GODLY COUNSEL
Topic For Youths
KEEP COMPANY WITH GOD-FEARING ONES
Topic For Intermediates
SHOW ME YOUR FRIENDS…
1 KGS. 12:1-24; 2 CHRO. 12:1-14
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Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of the scornful. (Ps. 1:1) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Rehoboam’s Troubled Beginning
1 Kgs. 14: 21
Solomon, Rehoboam’s father, reigned for forty years. He was very wise, but he had a political philosophy which put growth in the size, wealth, and splendor of the Kingdom of Israel at the forefront of everything. He intermarried with the royal families of the surrounding nations, in utter disregard of God’s express command to the contrary. He had a thousand wives and concubines, and built idolatrous pagan temples to please them. Rehoboam was probably the only son of Solomon, as no others are mentioned. Solomon might have had a thousand wives, but he was not blessed with many children. It is therefore likely that Rehoboam grew up a spoilt child. The name of Rehoboam’s mother was Naamah the Ammonitess, and she was one of the wives that Solomon had brought in from a pagan culture. She would have brought her Ammonite gods with her, and for the forty years before he came to the throne, Rehoboam would have been greatly influenced by his mother’s pagan influence.
Point of Emphasis: When we live in utter disregard for God’s commandments, we are setting up our children for an unpleasant future.
Prayer Point: Lord, help me to be mindful of my ways, for my sake and for posterity.