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
Stay Off Deceitful Practices
1 Kgs. 14:1-5
“At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick. And Jeroboam said to his wife, Arise, I pray thee, and disguise thyself, that thou be not known to be the wife of Jeroboam; and get thee to Shiloh… And the LORD said unto Ahijah, Behold, the wife of Jeroboam cometh to ask a thing of thee for her son; for he is sick: thus and thus shalt thou say unto her: for it shall be, when she cometh in, that she shall feign herself to be another woman”. Here, Abijah the son of Jeroboam became sick and Jeroboam said to his wife, disguise yourself so that the Prophet of God will not recognise you as my wife. God saw that deceptive mind, before she arrived at Shiloh, the Lord had revealed the true identity of the bearer to the prophet. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. Psalm 101:7 says: “No one who practices deceit will dwell in my house; no one who speaks falsely will stand in my presence”. True believers must stay away from deceitful practices. The Lord detests deceits.
Point of Emphasis: For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
Prayer Point: O Lord, help me to stay away from every deceitful practice.