20/3/2016 LESSON 3:
SOLOMON: THE KING WHO DID NOT WALK THETALK
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
The Wealth Of King Solomon
2 Chro. 9:13-28
From our passage of yesterday, God gave Solomon other things he did not ask for – wealth and honour – all his life. Solomon made it big. He was a celebrity, a hit, a showstopper. Traders or spice merchants, governors of the land, apes and peacocks made their debut in Scriptures and made their way into Israel for the first time. The king lived a life of influence, affluence and opulence. Solomon made a great throne of ivory for himself and twelve lions were placed on the six steps leading to the throne. All King Solomon’s goblets were gold and all the household articles in the palace were pure gold. Nothing was made of silver. Solomon had forgotten that people came to hear his wisdom (1 Kgs. 10:24), not to see his riches. All the riches and wealth did not give him satisfaction as he plainly wrote in Eccl. 2:1-12 and 5:10. It is not wrong to have wealth but we should manage such resources not to become our masters or to lead us away from the faith when we begin to put our confidence in them or begin to attract attention and worship to ourselves instead of the Almighty God.
Point of Emphasis: The love of money is the root of all evil.
Prayer Point: Help me to manage whatever wealth You give to me and don’t allow me to worship things instead of You.