Sunday, January 15, 2012

Kings of Israel

Our speaker during Family Bible Hour was Mr Dick Sanders. He spoke from multiple chapters of  1 King, on various kings of IsraelKing Solomon, King Jeroboam, and King Ahab. Here is God's clear words to King Jeroboam from 1 Kings 11:  

37And I will take thee, and thou shalt reign according to all that thy soul desireth, and shalt be king over Israel.
 38And it shall be, if thou wilt hearken unto all that I command thee, and wilt walk in my ways, and do that is right in my sight, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as David my servant did; that I will be with thee, and build thee a sure house, as I built for David, and will give Israel unto thee.
 39And I will for this afflict the seed of David, but not for ever.
As Mr Sanders mentions in his message,  people are slow learners, with a great tendency  to turn from the truth, quite apt to believe the dumbest lies; with the result of provoking God to anger. We can learn from the examples of these men from the Old Testament. Mr Sanders' message, in full and in context is available on DVD.  He will also speak more on King Ahab during next week's message, Lord willing.

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