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Week 18 Day 3
you would certainly say Solomon
was the great one
But as we read on
we learn that was not the case
David was the great one
in God's eyes
Future kings are compared
and contrasted to David
David is the standard God sets up
This is what God wants all kings to be like.
David had been a man of the heart
He told us God
searches every heart
knows every thought
understands every motive
The heart is also the seat of love
for God and for each other
Could it be that David's sins
are not held against him
because he loved God
the way he did?
God has a selective memory!
When there is no repentance
God remembers sin
When there is repentance
God forgives and forgets the sin.
SIN AND DESTRUCTION
Egypt attacked Jerusalem and carried off the temple treasures. I Kings 14 & 15
1Abijah the son of Jeroboam became sick. 17The child
died, 18and all Israel mourned for him. 20The period that
Jeroboam reigned was twenty-two years.
21Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. He
was forty-one years old when he became king. He reigned
seventeen years in Jerusalem.
22Now Judah did evil in the sight of the Lord, and they
provoked Him to jealousy with their sins, they committed
more than all that their fathers had done. 23For they also
built high places, sacred pillars, and wooden images on every
high hill and under every green tree. 24There were perverted
persons in the land, who did according to the abominations
of the nations which the Lord had cast out before the children
25 In the fifth year of king Rehoboam, Shishak king of
Egypt came up against Jerusalem. 26He took the treasures
of the house of the Lord and the treasures of the king's house;
he took away everything. He also took away all the gold
shields which Solomon had made.
27Then Rehoboam made bronze shields in their place, and
committed them to the hands of the captains of the guard, who
guarded the doorway of the king's house.
30There was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their
days. 31So Rehoboam rested with his fathers, and was buried
in the City of David.
Then Abijam his son reigned in his place. 1 In the eighteenth
year of king Jeroboam, Abijam became king over Judah. 2He
reigned three years in Jerusalem. 3He walked in all the sins
of his father; his heart was not loyal to the Lord his God as
was the heart of his father David. 4Nevertheless for David's
sake the Lord gave him a lamp in Jerusalem, by setting up his
son after him and by establishing Jerusalem; 5because David
did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, and had not turned
aside from anything that He commanded him all the days of
his life, except in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.
7Now the rest of the acts of Abijam, are they not written
in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? And
there was war between Abijam and Jeroboam.
8So Abijam rested with his fathers, and they buried him
in the City of David. Then Asa his son reigned in his place. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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