Category Archives: 1Kings

Sovereign God, Freewill Faith

Evidently, while pretty good at a serving up prophecy, Elijah wasn’t much when it came to preparing a meal. And though they were both considered unclean, they could cook. And the word of the LORD came to [Elijah]: “Depart from … Continue reading

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For the Sake of Another

He crossed the line. Eventually Solomon’s unlimited wealth and unbridled passion caught up with him, “for when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not wholly true to the LORD his … Continue reading

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Forgive

That Solomon is taken over by the Spirit of God in his prayer of dedication for the temple is beyond obvious. If there’s any question about it, the sure sign of being filled by the Spirit, prophesying, is more than … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know Why

They’re back to back, certainly it’s no accident. You can’t help but think the contrasting facts are intentionally juxtaposed against one another so that we’ll pick up on something that’s being laid down. The what is easy? It’s the why … Continue reading

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Still In the Game

There’s an advantage, in a sense, of having legalistic tendencies. By seeing all the stuff that shouldn’t be, you appreciate more the grace of God that is. Case in point? The opening verses of 1Kings 3. Solomon made a marriage … Continue reading

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A Thin Silence

The LORD was not in the great and strong wind that pulverized the rocks. Nor was He in the quake that shook the ground. And though you couldn’t take your eyes of the blazing fire, the LORD wasn’t in that … Continue reading

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The Root Cause

Her parents named her Loveliness. And I’m sure she was. Beautiful. Attractive. Alluring. Wonder if Solomon perhaps had her in mind when he described the “forbidden woman” of Proverbs. Lips dripping with honey, speech smoother than oil (Prov. 5:3). Intoxicating … Continue reading

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A Head Scratcher

Hovering this morning over 1Kings 12, the account of how the kingdom of Israel is divided. And you don’t have to chew on the details very long before the whole thing becomes a bit of a head-scratcher. That Solomon defaulted … Continue reading

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Pursuing Grace

Nothing about King Ahab of Israel that one might consider redeeming qualities. In a long line of evil kings, the summary bio on this guy was that he was the worst. “Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the … Continue reading

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Resisting the “How Do I Protect It” Way

Chewing on the story of Jeroboam ascending to the throne of Israel in 1Kings 12. And there seems to be something about getting to be king of the castle which, no matter how you got there–even if the castle was … Continue reading

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