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Bible in a Year 30 OT I Kings 3 to 15

Bible in a Year 30 OT I Kings 3 to 15

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Bible in a Year Guide for week 30, in the Old Testament
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 The Bible in a Year
New Testament
I Kings 3 to 15
Read this coming week:
 Jun 6
1 Kgs 3‐4, Ps 125, Titus 1‐3
 Jun 7
1 Kgs 5‐6, Ps 126, Philem
 Jun 8
1Kgs 7, Ps 127, Heb 1‐3
 Jun 9
1 Kgs 8, Ps 128, Heb 4‐6
 Jun 10
1 Kgs 9‐10,Ps 129, Heb 7‐8
 Jun 11
1 Kgs 11, Ps 130, Heb 9
 Jun 12
1 Kgs 12‐13, Ps131, Heb 10
 Jun 13
1 Kgs 14‐15, Ps 132, Heb 11
Reading Questions
For next week you’re reading I Kings 3 to 15. Answerthe following:
How is Solomon’s wisdom first shown (3)?
Who is the first to hear from Solomon that he isplanning to build a temple (5)?
Which is the bigger, the temple or Solomon’spalace (6/7)?
How much is sacrificed on the day of the temple’sdedication (8)?
Why does the Queen of Sheba visit Solomon (10)?
Why does Solomon turn away from the Lord (11)?
 
Who rules the northern kingdom after Solomon?Who rules the Southern (12)?
What is the name used for the Northern Kingdom? The Southern?
The Worship of …Solomon?
Solomon, the Bible tells us, was the wisest man thatever lived. Unfortunately, his wisdom wasn’t enduring,because at the end of his life – he may have diedwithout faith in God. His case is tragic, but what may beeven more tragic is the number of cults that havesprung up using Solomon as a prophet/deity. These cults often place too much emphasis onSolomon’s status as the last ruler of the united kingdomof Israel. They make Solomon out to be a great teacher,messiah, or link their current leader as a reincarnationof Solomon.A few examples include Kabbalah, a form of Jewishmysticism that claims to have its origins in Solomon’sthought; Freemasonry, a secretive society that bases itsquasi-religious teachings on a connection with Solomonand the building of the temple; and Rastafarianism, thefamous Haile Sellassie worshiping cult that explains thatHaile Sellassie is the messiah because he ruled thenation of Ethiopia, which they believed to be Solomon’spromised land.All of these are examples of exactly what Solomonallowed to happen in His own life, which was to replacethe worship of the true God with things and people thatare lesser.

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