1 Kings 11 & 12 – April 30, 2020

1 Kings 11 & 12

The Lord became angry with Solomon because his heart had turned away from the Lord, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice. 10 Although he had forbidden Solomon to follow other gods, Solomon did not keep the Lord’s command. 11 So the Lord said to Solomon, “Since this is your attitude and you have not kept my covenant and my decrees, which I commanded you, I will most certainly tear the kingdom away from you and give it to one of your subordinates. (1 Kings 11:9–11, NIV)

“It reminds me to advise others well and to take advise wisely. There are always consequences for actions, intended or unintended.”

Thought Questions:

When you think about King Solomon, what sort of characteristics or descriptions come to mind? Are your assessments generally positive or negative? Why is this the case?

If Solomon was the wisest man on earth, as some have said, why did he allow his heart to turn from God?

Do we recognize there are consequences for our actions, intended or unintended?

What are ways you can work to ensure you are following God with all your heart? Share some of those ideas with others by clicking “Leave a comment” below.

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