Week Thirty-Two

KINGS OF ISRAEL AND JUDAH 

  • Solomon was chosen by God to follow David as king over God’s Kingdom. His wisdom and wealth are proverbial. He built the famous temple in Jerusalem.
  • During his days there was a measure of peace, but there were seeds of trouble while he was alive and on his death the Kingdom was divided (1 Kings chapter 12).

 TWO KINGDOMS 

Israel

(Ten tribes)

Bad kings

Jeroboam 1975 BC

to

Hoshea

(Ten tribes taken captive into Assyria 721 BC) 

Judah

(Two tribes)

Bad (and a few good kings)

Rehoboam 1975 BC

to Zedekiah 599 BC

(Two tribes taken captive into Babylon 588 BC) 

Israel Kings.JPG

 

 DAILY READINGS AND NOTES – WEEK THIRTY-TWO 

Day 1: 1 Kings 3 Solomon asked for the right gift (verse 9). See Proverbs 4:7.
Day 2: 1 Kings 5 Gentiles and Jews together built the Temple. So in Christ both Jews and Gentiles are accepted by God.
Day3: 1 Kings 12 Solomon’s sin (11:1-3) and Rehoboam’s lack of wisdom (12:11) resulted in the division of the Kingdom.
Day 4:1 Kings 17 Elijah was sent by God to try to turn Israel back to Him. Miracles were performed by Elijah, showing he was from God (verse 24).
Day 5: 1Kings 18 The idolatry introduced by Solomon and then by Jeroboam (12:28-30) was temporarily halted by Elijah’s prayer (verse 36) and action (verse 40).
Day 6: 2 Kings 5 Though Israel were rebellious, Naaman, a Syrian obeyed and was made clean. See Luke 4: 25-27.
Day 7: 2 Chronicles 36 God sent messengers and prophets (verse 15) to his people. But they were rebellious. Captivity for 70 years in Babylon followed (verses 17-21).