Kings Week 2: Day 3

Pray and read

Ask God to be at work by his Spirit as you read his word that you might grow in love, loyalty and likeness to the Lord Jesus. Read 1 Kings 4:1-19.

 Explore

Which names do you recognise amongst Solomon’s officials (see chps 1 & 2)? What do they have in common?

What is the implication of verse 7 for the people of Israel? Read I Samuel 8:10-20.

In what ways is Solomon like the kings of other nations?

Read Mark 10:35-45. What is the nature of Jesus’ rule as king? How is it different to Solomon (and other kings)?

Apply

What pattern does Jesus’ rule as king establish for us, his people? How might you be a servant to others this week – At work? At home?

Pray

Praise God for Jesus, the servant-king.

Ask God to help you follow after Jesus in serving your work colleagues, family/ housemates, friends and neighbours this week.

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