1 Kings Commentaries: At that time Abijah the son of Jeroboam became sick.
If they are correct, Jeroboam and Rehoboam are legendary kings. The Book of Mormon can help you build a relationship with God. Have a. The coincidence of names in the sons of Jeroboam and Rehoboam is curious. . into a closer relation to the man of God from Judah and to strengthen himself. Solomon's son Rehoboam was forty-one years old when he became king of . And the length of Jeroboam's reign was twenty-two years, and he rested with his .
Say the verse together. Why does a believer need to be on guard?
Rehoboam and Jeroboam Reign (Sunday School Lesson)
Allow students to respond. Does anyone remember what happened to guards who fell asleep or were not on guard and the prisoner they were supposed to be guarding got away?
The devil cannot take away the gift of eternal life from believers but he can try to destroy their reputations as believers. If a believer is not on guard the enemy can lead us into sin and it can destroy our reputation as a Christian. What does it mean to stand firm in the faith?
What is the story of Rehoboam and Jeroboam?
To stand firm in the faith is to trust God in every area of life and not to doubt. What are things believers can do to help them stand firm in their faith? Pray, read Bible, obey what God says, etc. Bonus Memory Verse for students who want extra memory verses: Rehoboam and Jeroboam Reign Why bother? Have you ever said that or thought that about trying to live a life that pleases God? Sometimes it feels like so much work to live an obedient life following God. When we look around and see people doing whatever they want we wonder if it is worth it to live according to what God tells us in His Word.
You may not have thought that or said that but there may come a point in your walk with Jesus that you will. As we study the lives of the kings that ruled the divided kingdom we should pray that God enables us to decide to live a life that pleases Him because it does matter and it is worth it! How many tribes were part of the northern kingdom? Judah and Benjamin After Solomon died which king ruled over the 10 tribes?
Jeroboam Which king ruled over the 2 tribes? What do you remember about his character from our last lesson? After Jeroboam became king he went to live in Shechem. Who remembers who told Jeroboam he would be king over the 10 tribes of Israel?
Rehoboam, Son of Solomon
I will build you a dynasty as enduring as the one I built for David and will give Israel to you. In your own words what was that promise to Jeroboam? If Jeroboam obeyed God he would have a kingdom that lasts If believers choose to obey God, He gives them rewards that will last for all eternity.
What was Jeroboam focusing on? As believers the enemy of our souls Satan tells us it is too difficult to obey God. And His commands are not burdensome.
What led the king to move his Court to Tirzah, Shechem being, as we have already seen, not only the capital of Ephraim, but "the natural capital of Palestine," "its central situation, its accessibility, and its wonderfully fine water supply" giving it "advantages not enjoyed by any other city in the land" Conderwe are not told; but it is interesting and instructive to find that it has one conspicuous disadvantage as a capital, viz.1 Kings 12: King Rehoboam Acts Foolishly
It is very probable that this consideration suggested the transfer, of which Ewald despaired of discovering the cause "Hist. It is more likely that it connects itself, if with anything, with the message of Jehovah to him 1 Kings But the name was not uncommon - it was borne by a son of Rehoboam ver. This was one of the penalties of disobedience Deuteronomy Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament He thereupon had his ass saddled, and went and found the corpse and the ass standing by it, without the lion having eaten the corpse or torn the ass in pieces; and he lifted the corpse upon his ass, and brought it into his own city, and laid the corpse in his grave with the customary lamentation: The expression "cities of Samaria" belongs to the author of these books, and is used proleptically of the kingdom of the ten tribes, which did not receive this name till after the building of the city of Samaria as the capital of the kingdom and the residence of the kings of Israel 1 Kings There is a prophetic element in the words "upon all the houses of the high places," etc.
But after such a beginning the multiplication of them might be foreseen with certainty, even without any higher illumination. The conduct of the old prophet at Bethel appears so strange, that Josephus and the Chald. But this assumption cannot be reconciled with either the divine revelation which came to him at the table, announcing to the Judaean prophet the punishment of his transgression of the commandment of God, and was so speedily fulfilled 1 Kings We must therefore follow Ephr.
The fact that he made use of sinful means in order to make more sure of securing the end desired, namely, of the false pretence that he had been directed by an angel to do this, may be explained, as Hengstenberg suggests Dissert. But however little the lie itself can be excused or justified, we must not attribute to him alone the consequences by which the lie was followed in the case of the Judaean prophet. For whilst he chose reprehensible means of accomplishing what appeared to be a good end, namely, to raise himself again by intercourse with a true prophet, and had no wish to injure the other in any way, the Judaean prophet allowed himself to be seduced to a transgression of the clear and definite prohibition of God simply by the sensual desire for bodily invigoration by meat and drink, and had failed to consider that the divine revelation which he had received could not be repealed by a pretended revelation from an angel, because the word of God does not contradict itself.