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Cravings

Cravings But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said to him, “Why is your spirit so sullen that you eat no food?” He said to her, “Because I spoke to Naboth the Jezreelite, and said to him, ‘Give me your vineyard for money; or else, if it pleases you, I will give you another vineyard for it.’ And he answered, ‘I will not give you my vineyard.’” —1 Kings 21:5-6 Ahab coveted Naboth’s vineyard. And because he coveted it, he allowed Jezebel to sway him. He allowed Naboth to be condemned under perjury and stoned to death…and then he…

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What Are You Doing?

What Are You Doing? And there he went into a cave, and spent the night in that place; and behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and He said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” —1 Kings 19:9 We tend to think of the great men of God as being super saints, men that are out of our league. We think, “I could never do the things Elijah did.” But he was just a man. Though he had the same flaws and weaknesses we have, God used him in a mighty way. And that is encouraging….

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Indecision

Indecision And Elijah came to all the people, and said, “How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people answered him not a word. —1 Kings 18:21 When Elijah issued his challenge to the prophets of Baal and Ashtoreth, two groups joined that faithful servant on Mount Carmel: the 850 “prophets” of those two false gods, and the halting multitude—the crowd Elijah cried out to in this passage. Times have changed, but people haven’t. Today we have the same three categories of people. There are those…

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Heavy Tidings

Heavy Tidings And so it was, when Ahijah heard the sound of her footsteps as she came through the door, he said, “Come in, wife of Jeroboam. Why do you pretend to be another person? For I have been sent to you with bad news.” —1 Kings 14:6 Jeroboam had once created false gods for the people to worship. But when his son became deathly ill, Jeroboam didn’t seek help from those false gods. Instead, he disguised his wife as a peasant and sent her to seek help from God’s prophet, Ahijah. ** How foolish it is to think that…

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Easy Religion

Easy Religion The king…made two calves of gold, and said to the people, “It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Here are your gods, O Israel, which brought you up from the land of Egypt!” And he set up one in Bethel, and the other he put in Dan. Now this thing became a sin… —1 Kings 12:28-30 King Jeroboam sought to create an easy religion for the people. His reasoning was, “It is too hard for you to go up to Jerusalem to worship the Lord. That takes too much of a sacrifice. So we…

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More Than We Ask

More Than We Ask And the Lord said to him: “I have heard your prayer and your supplication that you have made before Me; I have consecrated this house which you have built to put My name there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.” —1 Kings 9:3 The God who created this universe loves me. He thinks about me, and He hears me when I pray. Not only does He hear me, but amazingly, God answers me. He doesn’t always answer when I want Him to, however. And I get impatient. I want God to…

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The Promises of God

The Promises of God Blessed be the Lord, who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised. There has not failed one word of all His good promise, which He promised through His servant Moses. —1 Kings 8:56 In Leviticus 26, God promised Moses He would give the people the land and peace within it. In Leviticus 26:11, God also said, “And I will establish My tabernacle in the midst of the people.” Here, in 1 Kings, Solomon is dedicating that very temple, and he takes the opportunity to remind the people of God’s promise….

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Just Rest

Just Rest Then the king said to Zadok, “Carry the ark of God back into the city. If I find favor in the eyes of the Lord, He will bring me back and show me both it and His dwelling place. But if He says thus: ‘I have no delight in you,’ here I am, let Him do to me as seems good to Him.” —2 Samuel 15:25-26 David is fleeing Jerusalem from Absalom and his army. As David’s loyal friends are gathering with him, Zadok, the high priest, comes out of the city gates with some of the Levites…

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Commitment

Commitment But Ittai answered the king and said, “As the Lord lives, and as my Lord the king lives, surely in whatever place my Lord the king shall be, whether in death or life, even there also your servant will be.” —2 Samuel 15:21 Ittai made a total commitment to David, although he had just arrived from Gath the day before. Many of David’s loyal friends were jumping ship and joining Absalom, yet here comes this stranger pledging undying loyalty to David. David wasn’t making any kind of enticing offers to Ittai, but this fellow figured that the worst David…

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