Tag - 1 Kings

First Pray

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Kings 22:5 But Jehoshaphat also said to the king of Israel, “First seek the counsel of the Lord.” O-bservation: Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah, visited the king of Israel, whose name was Ahab. When he arrived, Ahab asked Jehoshaphat to join his army so the two of them could go after the king of Aram and take back Ramoth-Gilead, which Ahab claimed was rightfully theirs anyway. Jehoshaphat agreed. However, he told Ahab, “We must First Pray!” A-pplication: In the story, Ahab was not a man of God, and Jehoshaphat certainly was a man of God....

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Never Limit The Lord

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Kings 20:28 The man of God came up and told the king of Israel, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Because the Arameans think the Lord is a god of the hills and not a god of the valleys, I will deliver this vast army into your hands, and you will know that I am the Lord.’” O-bservation: This story spans a full season of warring nations, where Israel had defeated the Arameans the year before, and now the following year, the same Arameans had regrouped and had a new battle plan. Their...

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Who Are You Raising Up?

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Kings 19:19a So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. O-bservation: This is a very revealing passage of scripture. Elijah had just called down fire on the prophets of Baal and had them killed. Ahab, the King of Israel, went and told his wife Jezebel what Elijah had done. Jezebel swore she would kill Elijah. When Elijah heard this, he was so scared he ran for his life and hid in a cave. God came to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (vs. 9). Elijah told the...

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The Lord Of YOUR Valley

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Kings 20:28 The man of God came up and told the king of Israel, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Because the Arameans think the Lord is a god of the hills and not a god of the valleys, I will deliver this vast army into your hands, and you will know that I am the Lord.’” O-bservation: The king of Aram, Ben-Hadad, had threatened the King of Israel, Ahab. Yet when it came time for battle, the Israelis throttled the Aramaeans and defeated them. The Aramaeans decided that they would have a...

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Fully Committed

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Kings 15:14b Asa’s heart was fully committed to the Lord all his life. O-bservation: Here we see that King Asa determines in his heart that he would be “Fully Committed” to God all the days of his life. His father, King Abijah, had only ruled for three years in Judah and died. He was a wicked king of Judah. But when his son Asa took over, the scripture says that Asa did what was right, just like his father David had done. Did you catch that? David was Asa’s great, great grandfather. Yet...

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