The journey through Psalms 52 – 72 has given encouragement for the journey ahead that will now take us into the book of 1 Kings for a while. We will continue to gain insight from God’s Word in order to apply our faith at work, at home, and in all we do.
The reading plan below will be used to hold me accountable as I share about God’s Word. To share about my study of 1 Kings, it’s important to have a plan. I’m thankful that Jesus is God’s plan for us and by accepting Christ as Savior, we have taken the steps necessary to make each day amazing!
Questions for Reflection
1 Kings 1 – What does Adonijah’s choice of friends suggest about his character (See 2 Sam. 3:27; 20:8-10; 12:1-15; 20:23; 23:20-23)? Should someone get involved when something is taking place that is against God’s will? What is your dream for being a leader in Christianity?
1 Kings 2 – Why does David charge Solomon in this way? How does Solomon follow through (See verses 26-27 along with 1 Sam. 2:37-36)? What response does God want from you?
1 Kings 3:1-15 – In what way is Solomon’s love for God inconsistent? What is Solomon’s request? What can a Christian leader learn from this request? How does God respond?
1 Kings 3-4 – How does the story of the harlots illustrate the fulfillment of God’s promises in 3:12? What qualities in your life has God given? Who receives the praise? What is the basic source of Solomon’s prosperity?
1 Kings 5 – What is Hiram’s relationship with David and Solomon? What qualities of friendship are apparent? What does Hiram’s reply indicate about his relationship to God? What kind of friendships should we seek?
1 Kings 6-7 – What quality of workmanship and materials goes into God’s house? How long does the job take? How does God dwell with you? Why?
Feel free to respond with a short note or a comment about any of the questions above. Also, I welcome any other thoughts or ideas, favorite inspirational videos, photos, or favorite Bible verses. Just add them to the comments or to a Facebook page I’ve set up at this link: This Day With God – A Spiritual Journey.
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Looking forward to the journey through 1 Kings.