1 Kings 10

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All of God’s children will face persecution in their lives. We should never allow our critics to find weakness in our faith. We need to invite those who are skeptical about the Lord’s kingdom to come and see it for themselves. We must not accept rumors on face value. And some of the Bible’s strong statements are actually understatements.

1 Kings 11

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Solomon strayed from the Lord when he began to gather numerous wives to himself from foreign countries. Many of his wives worshiped idols and they turned his heart away from God and into the same idolatry. We must have a love of God that motivates us to keep His commandments. We must never let anyone or anything become more important … Read More

1 Kings 12

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A good leader knows how to be a good servant. A diversity of counselors may bring unconsidered viewpoints. And we need to be wary of those who simply tell us what we want to hear. We also need to strive to maintain peace and unity among our brethren rather than fighting against one another.

1 Kings 1:10

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We can learn some important lessons from the opening verses of 1 Kings. The people of God should care for the welfare of the aging. Unchecked ambition causes men to exalt themselves and hurt others. And parents err if they always let their children have their way.

1 Kings 1:11-30

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Consider these lessons from the book of 1 Kings. Children need correction in order to develop properly. True friends are loyal to the end. A wise man plans to extend his influence beyond the grave. And the Lord will deliver the souls of His children out of all distress.

1 Kings 16:8-34

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It’s good and pleasant when brethren dwell together in unity. We never need to try to outdo the wickedness of another. We must keep our conscience soft but we must not continue to anguish over sins after God has forgiven them. The promises God made in the Bible are absolute and He still demands obedience. We would be foolish to … Read More

1 Kings 17:1-24

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God can make much out of little. He expects us to give to Him first and He will take care of our needs and bless us if we do so. We will experience suffering in this life even if we are living faithfully but we must not let it tear down our spirits.

1 Kings 18:29-40

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We must be very careful not to let anyone ascribe glory to us which should be given to God. Miracles do not occur today because they no longer have any purpose. We do not need to see miracles to believe in God because He has left us ample evidence of His existence. And we need to recognize that false teachers … Read More

1 Kings 18:1-28

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It’s best to begin serving God in one’s youth because it’s harder to turn our hearts away from worldly living the older we get. We don’t need to give up eternal salvation for a season of sin. When one of our brethren is behaving wickedly we have a responsibility to warn them even if they don’t respond favorably to the … Read More

1 Kings 15:16 – 16:7

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Every one of us came from humble beginnings. We were all born from dust and will return to dust regardless of our upbringing. He has blessed us all with unique abilities and with greater abilities come bigger responsibilities. We need to be careful who our friends are because it’s easier for them to drag us into sin than it is … Read More