Tag Archives: 1 Kings

11/2 Reading (1 Kings 13-15; Galatians 1)

1 Kings 13: This is a really strange story about Jeroboam and a man of God. We are never told his name. The man of God successfully predicts something in front of Jeroboam almost in what seemed to be an attempt to make him leave his evil ways. The man of God then leaves and refuses to eat or drink with Jeroboam because God explicitly told him not to. He then leaves town and is approached by another prophet who tricks him into returning to his home and eating and drinking. God gets angry and a lion kills the man of God on his way back home. The old prophet gets his body and buries him in his own grave and mourns his death.

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11/1 Reading (1 Kings 10-12; 2 Corinthians 13)

1 Kings 10: The Queen of Sheba shows up to meet and test Solomon. We then learn all about Solomon’s amount of wealth. I️ still struggle with this part of the Old Testament considered the fact that wealth doesn’t seem to be as valued in the New Testament.

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10/30 Reading (1 Kings 4-6; 2 Corinthians 11)

1 Kings 4: Provides an overview of Solomon and all of his people who served him and helped him rule all over the land. It ends with description of his wisdom and how everyone came to listen to him. I’m intrigued by one of the last verses: “He described the botany of trees, whether the cedar in Lebanon or the hyssop that grows out of the wall. He also described cattle, birds, anything that crawls on the ground, and fish” (CEB version; 1 Kings 4.33).

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