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,...

1 Kings 8

Celebrating what God has done is a vital way we encourage faith in ourselves and others. Solomon does this in chapter 8.  The occasion is a great celebration of the faithfulness God had displayed to Israel in bringing them into the land, establishing them and setting...

1 Kings 7

Sometimes when you read all that Solomon and Hiram did you can be intimidated.  “Because who can do something as great as that?  I certainly can’t… ” This might be your logic.   It’s understandable because God’s Word present the...

1 Kings 6

Solomon built the temple over 7 years.  It was an amazing temple for Israel at that time. However, notice God’s challenge in the middle of the chapter.  God’s presence and blessing is not based on the temple being built but based on obedience of heart to...
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