3/4/2016 LESSON 5:
REHOBAM: A KING WHO TOOK A WRONG COUNSEL
Quarter’s Theme: PORTRAITS OF JEWISH KINGS
Unit 3 – Portraits Of The Kings Of Divided Kingdom (Lessons 5-12)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 71, 352
Devotional Reading: PS. 1:1-6; PRO. 1:15-19
Topic For Adults
ALWAYS SEEK AND TAKE GODLY COUNSEL
Topic For Youths
KEEP COMPANY WITH GOD-FEARING ONES
Topic For Intermediates
SHOW ME YOUR FRIENDS…
1 KGS. 12:1-24; 2 CHRO. 12:1-14
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Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. (Ps. 1:1) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
The Primary Cause of the Division — Solomon’s Apostasy
1 Kgs. 11:9-13
Solomon was a very wise man. He was a good governor and the nation prospered under him. But during the middle of his reign, he began to compromise his faith and convictions. His many political marriages undertaken to cement alliances with other nations brought great influence upon him from his pagan wives, and they influenced him to turn to idolatry. It was in that failure that the seeds of division had been sown. God was angry with Solomon, and told him that he would split the kingdom, and take away all but one tribe from his line. It was only on account of God’s Covenant with his father David that the one tribe remained. 1 Kings 11 records that God stirred up several adversaries against Solomon, and even sent prophet Ahijah to anoint Jeroboam as the ruler of the ten tribes. Despite this word of God, Solomon remained rebellious, and even tried to thwart the plan of God by trying to kill Jeroboam. He seemed to have forgotten that in a similar situation, Saul had tried to kill his father, and had failed miserably.
Point of Emphasis: You can only control your actions, not their consequences.
Prayer Point: I refuse to act in ways that will bring evil consequences upon my life in Jesus’ name.