15/5/2016 LESSON 11
ASA: A FOOLISH KING
Quarter’s Theme: PORTRAITS OF JEWISH KINGS
Unit 3 – Portraits Of The Kings Of Divided Kingdom (Lessons 5-12)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 16, 226
Devotional Reading: HEB. 6:4-8
Topic For Adults
THE FAILURE OF A COMPROMISER
Topic For Youths
MAINTAIN GOD’S STANDARD, DON’T COMPROMISE
Topic For Intermediates
COMPROMISING IS SIN
2 KGS. 15:8-20
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For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. In this you have done foolishly; therefore from now on you shall have wars (2 Chro. 16:9) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Don’t Recompense Evil With Evil
2 Chro. 11:1-4
There are times you want to recompense evil for evil, but God has a way of fighting for His own children. You only need to trust Him for justice and be on His side at all times. Today’s passage specifically tells us that both Jeroboam and his sons were responsible for driving God’s priests out of the land of Israel. In this, Nadab directly shared in the sins of his father Jeroboam. Nadab, which means willing, appeared to have been too willing to continue in, and perpetuate the sin of his iniquitous father. Baasha killed him in the third year of Asa, king of Judah, and reigned in his place. And it was so, when he became king, he killed all the house of Jeroboam: This was the end of the dynasty of Jeroboam. Had Jeroboam remained obedient to the Lord, God promised him a lasting dynasty like the house of David (1 Kings 11:38). Because of Jeroboam’s sin, though he enjoyed a long reign, his son only reigned for just two years before the assassination of Nadab and the murder of all Jeroboam’s descendants. Always allow God to fight your battles rather than you taking laws into your hands.
Point of Emphasis: Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, says the Lord.
Prayer Point: I shall not be overcome by evil, I receive power to overcome evil with good.