24/4/2016 LESSON 8
JEHU: A FAILED REFORMER
Quarter’s Theme: PORTRAITS OF JEWISH KINGS
Unit 3 – Portraits Of The Kings Of Divided Kingdom (Lessons 5-12)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 27, 2427
Devotional Reading: ROMANS 12:1-3
Topic For Adults
BE GOD’S CATALYST
Topic For Youths
ARE YOU A CATALYST?
Topic For Intermediates
BE A GOOD EXAMPLE
1 KGS. 9:1-7; 2 KGS. 9:16, 21-27; 10:12-14
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However, Jehu did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who had made Israel sin, that is, from the golden calves that were at Bethel and Dan (2 Kgs. 10:29) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Anointing Is Not Enough
2 Kgs. 9:4-13
Elisha sent one of his prophets to anoint Jehu for the great work of restoration and returning the lost house of Israel to God. The job that he was saddled with was enormous; he needed wisdom and divine guidance. Jehu was in so much haste to carry out his duty that he failed to ask for clarification on how to go about the enormous work from the prophet and as a result, he performed woefully. It is good to have a clear vision or calling of what the Lord wants us to do but divine guidance, received through prayer and the grace of the Holy Spirit will help us to have great success and fulfillment that will outlast us.
Point of Emphasis: Anointing is not enough; you need the guidance of God too.
Prayer Point: O Lord, don’t let me trust in my ability but on Your grace through prayer and divine empowerment.