1 Kings

1 Kings 20-21

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Good Morning.  Many of you know we live in a “Lost” world.  We have people at work, in our neighborhood, or that occasional family member.  Well, I am reminded today that I live in a very lost world.   My daughter graduated last night and we have friends and family in and out of our house.  My husband and I are both Christians but most of our friends and family are not.  This has been one of the best weekends of my life and spiritually the hardest to control my tongue.

I have not read today BUT I will make up for it this week with extra study time.  BUT the more I slack, the more you realize you don’t need a blog!    TODAY, I need you to write a blog for me….If you were me, what would you write after today’s read?

2 thoughts on “1 Kings 20-21

  1. You are right. We don’t need a blog but we really enjoy reading the blog. You do such a wonderful job!
    You asked us to write for you today. However, I am not a writer and could never do a blog like yours. I just want to mention how amazed I am at how quick the Israelites are to turn from God and then just as quick to humble themselves before God when they are told they are going to be killed. It almost frustrates me while I’m reading and I want to be like the person who yells at the television “just make a decision and stick with it.” Sheesh!!

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  2. The god of the hills: ch 20: v23
    My study bible give an explanation of how Israel fighters were good in the hills but bad in the plain because they didn’t use chariots…
    Blah blah blah…
    The first thing that came to my mind, is “why do these people have a god for every little thing, and they can’t seem to understand there might just be ONE GOD? And maybe THAT GOD is with these people?”
    I mean do none of them look at the Israelite history?

    Ch 20:35-42
    “A prophet condemns Ahab”
    How easy is it for God to give us a huge victory, and then everything’s great again so we go back into a mode of complacency?
    Also why would Ahab let Ben-Hadad go?
    To me this shows the Israelites downfall with this whole “earthly king” idea…
    Ahab thought he had authority over Ben-Hadad’s life when he didn’t. God did… Yet when we go with our hearts desire rather than God’s plan, we put ourself in a situation destined for failure.

    Ch 21: v20
    Study bible quote:
    “Ahab still refuses to admit his sin against God. Instead, he accused Elijah of being his enemy. When we are blinded by envy and hatred, we find it most impossible to see our own sin.”

    Ahab was sinning against God, and blaming it on Elijah… basically turning a blind eye to his issues with his relationship with God.

    Ch 21 in the end:
    Ahab becomes humble and repents… God takes notice and is merciful to him.
    What do we need to become humble and repent about?

    Side note: do you ever notice how often the decisions these people make affects their ancestors who come after them?
    I wonder if the decisions we are making will affect our ancestors to come in a negative way?

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