Tag - 1 Kings

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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We’re Crying For This Kind Of Wisdom Right Now!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Kings 10:24 The whole world sought audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart. O-bservation: Solomon had simply answered the Lord’s offer some years earlier by saying, “I need wisdom to lead your people.” This was his request after the twenty-year-old young man became King, and God asked him what he wanted. God said, “I’ll give you whatever you ask for.” I doubt that Solomon knew at the time that wisdom, in his case, would be the key to great wealth. But when God answered his prayer, the...

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One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Kings 9:12 But when Hiram went from Tyre to see the towns that Solomon had given him, he was not pleased with them. O-bservation: After Solomon had finished building the Temple of the Lord, his own palace, and two additional buildings, he gave King Hiram twenty cities in Galilee. Hiram had supplied Solomon with much of the wood and other supplies during Solomon’s twenty years of building. When Hiram saw the property, he didn’t like it and was displeased with Solomon. History says that Solomon took care of his friend in another way. A-pplication: Isn’t...

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INDICATORS

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Kings 7:1 It took Solomon thirteen years, however, to complete the construction of his palace. O-bservation: Here, in the first verse of this the seventh chapter of First Kings, we are immediately drawn to the word “HOWEVER.” Because of that one word, we are forced to look at the previous verse, which is the last verse of the sixth chapter of First Kings. It is in that passage that we find why the word “HOWEVER” is used. The writer said that it took seven years for Solomon to build the Temple of the...

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