20/3/2016 LESSON 3:
SOLOMON: THE KING WHO DID NOT WALK THE TALK
Quarter’s Theme: PORTRAITS OF JEWISH KINGS
Unit 1 – Portraits Of The King Of The United Kingdom (Lessons 1-3)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 83, 235
Devotional Reading: ECCL. 2:1-11
Topic For Adults
STRIVE TO END WELL
Topic For Youths
RUN FROM COMPROMISE
Topic For Intermediates
FOLLOWING GOD TO THE END
Scripture Lesson 1 KINGS 3:3-15; 11:1-14, 23-24
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For it was so, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned his heart after other gods; and his heart was not loyal to the Lord his God, as was the heart of his father David (1 Kgs. 11:4) NKJV.
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
King Solomon And Wrong Relationships
1 Kgs. 3:1; 11:1-3
King Solomon in utter disregard to the express commands of God went into some wrong relationships that led to his eventual downfall. The importance of right relationships cannot be over-stressed. Unfortunately, Solomon in all his wisdom was blind to the danger of these relationships. As parents, we should take the initiative of picking our children’s friends and be very careful in choosing our own. Someone has said, ‘Every one of us should have two categories of friends – those who help us spiritually and those whom we are helping spiritually. To confuse the two will cause confusion. The downward trend in the life of Solomon was caused by the relationships which he entered into for political expediency and this affected his relationship with the Lord who had appeared to him twice. We must learn from this and avoid all manners of wrong and shady relationships, either as youths or adults, in our business life, marriage, social life etc.
Point of Emphasis: Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers.
Prayer Point: Lord, deliver me from every sinful relationship that can take me away from You.