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August 14, 2018

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Reading along with us in 1 Kings? Here’s today’s reading:

1 Kings 14 (ESV)

At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam fell sick. And Jeroboam said to his wife, “Arise, and disguise yourself, that it not be known that you are the wife of Jeroboam, and go to Shiloh. Behold, Ahijah the prophet is there, who said of me that I should be king over this people. Take with you ten loaves, some cakes, and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what shall happen to the child.”

Jeroboam’s wife did so. She arose and went to Shiloh and came to the house of Ahijah. Now Ahijah could not see, for his eyes were dim because of his age. And the Lord said to Ahijah, “Behold, the wife of Jeroboam is coming to inquire of you concerning her son, for he is sick. Thus and thus shall you say to her.”

When she came, she pretended to be another woman. But when Ahijah heard the sound of her feet, as she came in at the door, he said, “Come in, wife of Jeroboam. Why do you pretend to be another? For I am charged with unbearable news for you.....Continue Reading

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  1. 13And all Israel shall mourn for him and bury him, for he only of Jeroboam shall come to the grave, because in him there is found something pleasing to the Lord, the God of Israel, in the house of Jeroboam.

  2. What makes Jeroboam think he can fool the Lord’s prophet? it is another sign of his pride. And God’s response is fitting. They have disobeyed God in egregious ways, following other gods and replacing the God of Abraham. How short their memory was, forgetting all the good God had done as well as the judgement God executed and warned Israel about if they disobeyed. May I/we not be subject to such shortsightedness and remember God and follow Him.

    And it is even more sad that even Rehoboam and Judah do the same..worshiping false gods and following the practices of those who God removed from Canaan. Will they and we ever learn…

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