1 Kings 18

When Elijah confronts Ahab, he shows God’s power and presence.  God answers prayer.  He is much better than any other god.  Just like the Israelites, we need to turn to Him and follow Him.

1 Kings 17

In the midst of the kings of Israel polluting the country with false religion, God judges the land of Israel with a drought and famine.  He also protects widows but not just any widow – one from Zarephath (outside of Israel).   He also protects and provides for...

1 Kings 16

In chapter 16 we have the sad tale of king after king in Israel who was given the kingdom by God but didn’t turn to God afterwards.  In fact it gets worse as Omri takes over and then Ahab.  Stay tuned to chapter 17 as we see God starting to act in this dark...

1 Kings 15

We have Kings Abijam, Asa,. Nadab, and Baasha mentioned here.  Abijam was like Rehoboam – not following God.  And yet God because of David kept the line going (as opposed to Jeroboam and Nadab who was killed beseiging a city by Baasha).  Asa was the first good...

1 Kings 14

The standard in kings is: did they measure up to David? Both Rehoboam and Jeroboam didn’t.  Instead they led Israel and Judah away from God and to idols.  They both were punished though to different degrees. Through the prophets it is clear that God is in control...

1 Kings 9-13

I was gone part of this week so I’m going to summarize these chapters which in some ways is better because what you learn from the text of 1 Kings is actually better done with multiple chapters as there is a lot of detail here. Solomon’s reign was wise,...
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