1 Kings 13

S Scripture: 1 Kings 13: 26 And when the prophet who had brought him back from the way heard of it, he said, “It is the man of God who disobeyed the word of the Lord; therefore the Lord has given him to the lion, which has torn him and killed him, according to the word that the Lord spoke to him.” Continue reading

No Compromise (1 Kings 11)

S Scripture: 1 Kings 11: 1-4, 9-10 But King Solomon loved many foreign women, as well as the daughter of Pharaoh: women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites—from the nations of whom the LORD had said to the Children of Israel, “You shall not intermarry with them, nor they with you. Surely they will turn away your hearts after other gods.” Solomon clung to these in love. And he had 700 wives, princesses, and 300 concubines; and his wives turned away his heart. 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…

1 Kings 11: 9-10 So the LORD became angry with Solomon because his heart had turned from the LORD God of Israel who had appeared to him twice, and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods, but he did not keep what the LORD commanded. Continue reading

Happy Father’s Day – OR NOT! (1 Kings 10)

S Scripture: 1 Kings 10: 1, 23 And when the Queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the Lord, she came to prove him with hard questions.
1 Kings 10: 23 So King Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and wisdom, which God had put in his heart.

John 12: 4-6 Then said one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, which would betray him…Why was not this ointment sold for 300 pence and given to the poor?…This he said not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief and had the bag…
John 13: 26 Jesus answered, he it is to whom I shall give a sop, when I dip it, and when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot the son of Simon. (KJV) Continue reading

1 Kings 9

S Scripture: I Kings 9: 3-7 And the LORD said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there forever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.
4 And if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and my judgments:
5 Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel.
6 But if ye shall at all turn from following me, ye or your children, and will not keep my commandments and my statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods and worship them:
7 Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people… Continue reading