17/4/2016 LESSON 7:
AHAB: A KING WHO WAS LED ASTRAY
Quarter’s Theme: PORTRAITS OF JEWISH KINGS
Unit 3 – Portraits Of The Kings Of Divided Kingdom (Lessons 5-12)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 154, 165
Devotional Reading: 2 COR. 6:14-18
Topic For Adults
WHO YOUR FRIEND SHOULD BE
Topic For Youths
CHOOSE YOUR FRIEND
Topic For Intermediates
YOUR PRESENT DETERMINES YOUR FUTURE
1 KGS. 14:9-10; 16:28-33; 21:17-25; 22:20-23, 34-40
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Now Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the Lord, more than all who were before him (1 Kgs. 16:30) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
God Sees All
1 Kgs. 21:17-24
There is no hiding place for anyone. All that Ahab did and the evil plot of Jezebel were revealed to Elijah. Ahab still refused to admit his sin against God. Instead, he accused Elijah of being his enemy. When anyone is blinded by envy and hatred, they hardly see their own sins. God knows who you are. Elijah told Ahab to his face the evil he had perpetrated and the consequence that would follow as God’s verdict on Ahab’s family:
For Ahab, dogs would lick his blood at the very place where they licked the blood of Naboth.
For Jezebel, dogs would eat her body at the plot of land in Jezreel.
For Ahab’s family, any member who dies in the city would be eaten by dogs and those who die in the field will be eaten by vultures. Be careful of what you are doing or about to do, because God sees you.
Point of Emphasis: You cannot hide from God
Prayer Point: Father, help me never to be blind-folded by sin.