Kings Week 2: Day 4
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 4:20-34.
Here we see a picture of Israel at her peak: she is at peace, and experiencing great prosperity.
How do we see God having fulfilled his promises to Solomon? David? To Abraham?
Is all of Solomon’s (and therefore Israel’s) prosperity good? Hint: Read Deuteronomy 17:14-20.
What tension, if any, does this passage leave us with as readers? How has God fully and finally fulfilled his promises to Solomon, David and Abraham (read 2 Corinthians 1:18-20)?
In what ways might God’s fulfilment of his promises in Jesus give you strength in light of struggles you currently experience (griefs, disappointments, unmet desires, temptations etc)?
Praise the God who keeps his promises.
Entrust to God your current struggles and ask him to strengthen you in following after Jesus in the midst of them.