Tag Archives: I Kings

Reflections on I Kings 19-22

Elijah flees to the desert, and God shows his power. Depression – Elijah is depressed. He has fought hard, and won the battle, but one opponent knocks him down.  Now he is weary and ready to give up.  How does … Continue reading

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Reflections on I Kings 17-18

God raises up Elijah.  Observe: Provision – God provides for Elijah during the drought through a brook and ravens. But then the brook dried up.  Are you trusting in God or the brooks that he gives you?  God then provided … Continue reading

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Reflections on I Kings 15-16

We see here a contrast between several kings in Judah and Israel.  Consider: Heart – Abijam’s heart was not wholly true to the Lord (15:3), but Asa’s heart was (15:14). How would you describe your heart?  What other things compete … Continue reading

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Reflections on I Kings 11-14

The kingdom splits into two, and both parts walk away from God.  Observe: Folly – Rehoboam has the opportunity to reign as king over all of Israel, but he accepts bad advice and loses most of the people. Compare the … Continue reading

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Reflections on I Kings 8-10

Solomon dedicates the temple for the Lord.  Note: The Glory of the Lord – After Solomon moves the ark into the temple, the glory of the Lord fills the temple – just as it filled the tabernacle earlier. Yet the … Continue reading

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Reflections on I Kings 6-7

Solomon builds the temple for the Lord.  Note: God’s Presence – God chooses to dwell in the temple Solomon built (6:13). He chooses to dwell among the people of Israel.  Today the church is God’s temple, and he dwells among … Continue reading

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Reflections on I Kings 3-5

Solomon asks for wisdom and prepares to build the temple. Love the Lord – Solomon loves the Lord and walks in the ways of the Lord like David did (3:3). How is your love for the Lord?  How does your … Continue reading

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Reflections on I Kings 1-2

David makes Solomon the next king and charges him to be faithful to God. Exalting Oneself – Adonijah exalted himself as the next king only to be humbled when David made Solomon king. Later Adonijah tried a new scheme to … Continue reading

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I Kings 1-5: The Call to Faithfulness

(2) God wanted David’s descendants to walk before Him in faithfulness with all their heart and soul (v4).  What does faithfulness to God look like in the context of v3? Why does faithfulness require us to pay close attention to … Continue reading

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