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
Be Among the Exceptional Few
2 Chro. 11:13-17
God chose the Levites to serve as priests in His holy temple of worship (Num. 3:10-12). In 2 Chronicles 11:13-17, Jeroboam and his sons rejected the Levites and chose priests from other tribes of Israel. As a result these, Levites in Northern Israel abandoned their pasturelands and properties and came to Jerusalem in Rehoboam’s kingdom to worship the true God of Israel. Who else came to live in Rehoboam’s kingdom? (verse 16). These were the exceptional few whose hearts set on seeking the Lord. They left Jeroboam’s kingdom and went with the Levites to Rehoboam’s kingdom to live and worship the true God with them. They left their comfort zone and all that mattered to them to seek the true God. Wherever we may find ourselves as believers, we must be among the exceptional few that will always stand for God in the very face of adversity and oppression. Christ’s love must always compel us to fellowship with Him at all times.
Point of Emphasis: They left their comfort zone and all that mattered to them to seek the true God.
Prayer Point: O Lord, help me to stand for You in every situation and circumstance.