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
The Division of the Kingdom Prophesied
2 Chro. 7:17-20
God had spoken to Rehoboam’s father, Solomon, and told him of consequences that would result if he became an unfaithful king. The Lord said, “As for you, if you walk before me as your father David walked, even to do according to all that I have commanded you, and will keep my statutes and my ordinances, then I will establish your royal throne as I covenanted with your father David “… But if you turn away and forsake my statutes and my commandments which I have set before you, and go and serve other gods and worship them, then I will uproot you from my land which I have given you…” Also, the prophet Ahijah had prophesied to Jeroboam. He said to Jeroboam, “Take for yourself ten pieces; for thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, “Behold, I will tear the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon and give you ten tribes, but he will have one tribe, for the sake of my servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen from all the tribes of Israel…” (1 Kgs. 11:31-35).
Point of Emphasis: You are the only one that can alter the good plans of God for you and your generation.
Prayer Point: Lord God, please grant me the grace to conduct myself in ways that will ensure the fulfilment of Your plans for my life.