#GOFAMINTDailyDevotion Mon. 28/3/2016

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…

Scripture Lesson

1 KGS. 12:1-24; 2 CHRO. 12:1-14

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MEMORY VERSE

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

Mon. 28/3/2016

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.

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