10/4/2016 LESSON 6:
JEROBOAM: A KING WHO MISLED A NATION
Quarter’s Theme: PORTRAITS OF JEWISH KINGS
Unit 3 – Portraits Of The Kings Of Divided Kingdom (Lessons 5-12)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 306, 416
Devotional Reading: 1 SAM. 2:1-10
Topic For Adults
DON’T TURN YOUR BACK ON GOD
Topic For Youths
SET YOUR HEARTS FULLY ON SEEKING THE LORD
Topic For Intermediates
OBEY GOD’S COMMANDS
1 KGS. 11:28-38; 12:19-33; 15:29-30
(SOUL WINNERS CROWN COMPETITION MONTHS)
For the Lord is the God of knowledge, and by Him actions are weighed (1 Sam. 2:3b) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Don’t Make A Foolish Decision
1 Kgs. 12:28; 1 Cor. 10:20
Fear gripped Jeroboam’s heart, he did not want to lose his position and people to Rehoboam’s Kingdom. The king was counselled and made two golden calves which he set before the people of God. He then said to the people, “It is too much for you to go to Jerusalem to worship God. Here are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt”. Jeroboam made a foolish decision by leading the people of God to worship idols. As believers, we must not listen to the enemy of our souls who might tell us it is too difficult to obey God. Our first priority in life must always be to develop an increasingly intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. 1 John 5:3 says: “This is the love for God: to obey His commands. And His commands are not burdensome”. We should always rely on God’s power and grace to make right decisions that will always please Him.
Point of Emphasis: We must not listen to the enemy of our souls who might tell us it is too difficult to obey God.
Prayer Point: Every foolish decision I have made, Lord forgive me.