1 Kings 11:1-12:19, Acts 9:1-25, Psalms 131:1-3, Proverbs 17:4-5
Today is the 13th day of June welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I’m Brian it is great to be here with you at the end of another of our weeks together. I am so grateful…I’m so grateful for each day adding up to each week adding up to each month together and adding up into a year of life that we share together as we move through the Scriptures. So, let’s dive in. We’ve been reading from the Good News Translation this week and we have moved through this time this week in Solomon’s reign in the Old Testament where we’ve experienced peace and prosperity on every side and development all over the land of Israel. We have been brought to the apex of ancient Israel’s civilization. And I mentioned that we should enjoy that as were passing through because it is so…because we spent so much time to get here, but it lasts so briefly. And today we’ll begin moving down the other side as King Solomon begins to turn away from God. First Kings chapter 11 verse 1 through 12 verse 19 today.
Father, we thank You for Your word. We thank You for bringing us through another week, bringing us into the middle of another month. We thank You for Your faithfulness to us. It is astounding. Your kindness, Your mercy. And, so, here we are, and we see that in the Old Testament we end this week by kind of crossing through…through the pinnacle. And Solomon the king begins to fall away. His wives, the women in his life seduce him away. We see his death, the wisest man to ever live, and his son Rehoboam become king and we see the disintegration now. It appears as if 10 of the 12 tribes will rebel against the dynasty of David and appoint themselves a new King while David’s son Rehoboam will reign in Jerusalem over the tribes of Judah. But even as we see that disintegration, we see something in the New Testament happening. The same person who held the coats of the men who murdered, who executed, who martyred Stephen has now met You on a…in a blinding light on the road to Damascus, Saul. So, we see things turning very troubling in the Old Testament and we see things turning toward hope in the New. And we look forward to all that You will speak to us as these stories continue in the coming week. Come Holy Spirit we pray. We love You; we worship You, we adore You, we surrender to You and we give our lives to You and we ask that You lead us in the name of Jesus. Amen.
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