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
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For the Lord is the God of knowledge, and by Him actions are weighed (1 Sam. 2:3b) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Obey God and Have External Rewards
1 Kgs. 11:38
God made a promise to make Jeroboam a king with an enduring dynasty over the 10 tribes of Israel if only he would obey Him. “If you do whatever I command you and walk in My ways and do what is right in My eyes by keeping My statutes and commands as David my servant did, I will be with you. I will build you a dynasty as enduring as the one I built for David and will give Israel to you”. In a simple term here God promised Jeroboam a kingdom that would last if only he would obey Him. If believers choose to obey God, He gives them rewards that will last for all eternity. “To him who overcomes and does my will to the end I will give authority over the nations”.
Point of Emphasis: There are eternal rewards for those who obey God to the end.
Prayer Point: O Lord, help me to serve You acceptably so that I will not lose my earthly and eternal rewards.