5/5/2016 LESSON 10
JEHOSHAPHAT: A GOOD KING WITH A BAD FRIEND
Quarter’s Theme: PORTRAITS OF JEWISH KINGS
Unit 3 – Portraits Of The Kings Of Divided Kingdom (Lessons 5-12)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 416, 421
Devotional Reading: PROV. 3:1-12
Topic For Adults
YOU WILL BE REMEMBERED
Topic For Youths
BREAKING WITH THE PAST
Topic For Intermediates
2 CHRO. 17:1-6; 18:1-3; 20:20-30
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Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? (2 Cor. 6:14) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Truth Is Bitter
2 Chro. 18:1-17
A psychologist came home after a tough day at the office and said to his wife, “Honey, I’ve spent all day listening to one problem after another. Please don’t tell me anymore bad news. I just want to hear good things”. His wife thought for a minute and replied, “Okay here is the good news – two of our three kids didn’t break an arm today”. Israel’s king, Ahab, didn’t like bad news either. When he needed advice, he consulted his prophets who would say what his ‘itching ears’ wanted to hear. Because the Prophet Micaiah’s news wasn’t often good, he wasn’t often consulted. This cost Ahab his life! Ahab demonstrated a stubborn attitude that is typical of many men. God’s truth might be bitter or hard for us to accept but it’s always good for us to hear it. If what God’s word declares isn’t what we want to hear, we can choose to ignore it. But disregarding the truth doesn’t make us go away; the truth will always prevail.
Point of Emphasis: A life lived contrary to God’s plan will leave you endangered.
Prayer Point: Lord Jesus, help me not to go contrary to Your plan concerning my life.