October 4, 2020

Kings & the Kingdom Split

By dlmorris

Do you know the consequences of not following God? Check out what happened when the kings of Israel failed to follow God’s commands @ The Bible from A to Z – Set K.

Saul did not carry out the command of Deuteronomy 25:17-19 concerning the Amalekite’s. As a result, he lost the kingdom.

King David, the greatest king of Israel, had terrible trouble in his household. His lack of dealing with the sin of one son resulted in another son killing the offender and then trying take the kingdom.

Solomon may have been the wisest man to ever live, but his failure to no marry foreign wives led his away from God to the worship of false god’s and the division of the Kingdom (1 Kings 11:9-13).

The king of the 10 northern tribes was afraid the people would actually turn back to God if they went into the southern kingdom to worship God at the temple. He put up two golden calves, established high places, and appointed priests who were not Levites. The Bible says his actions lead Israel astray – a sin for which they would later reap the consequences.

Although our sins may not directly affect entire nations, do you ever wonder how your sin affects The Kingdom? (I’m just going to leave it at that for you to ponder as I ponder the question myself and ask for forgiveness from the King of Kings.)