Monday, November 18, 2013

Journal Through the Bible: Week 46 Monday

I took the advice of a wise woman, my daughter, to begin blogging again daily with the current schedule because this is where TAKE TIME  followers are reading. I will continue to add the missed journal posts (II Samuel 4-24; October 23-November 16) as time permits.


I Kings chapter 1

Does God issue any commands in this chapter?

  • God does not speak in this chapter.

Does God make any promises?

  • Through Benaiah the son of Jehoiada God confirmed Solomon as David's successor to the throne. Giving David a dynasty was the fulfillment of a promise God made to David. (Remember that Saul was not granted a successor from his own family.)

Does this chapter teach anything about Jesus?

  • Solomon was the first successor to the throne of David as fulfillment of the promise of an everlasting throne. Jesus is the eternal fulfillment of that promise. Following His coronation He will rule upon the throne of His father, David, forever.
  • Like King Solomon's decree concerning Adonijah, Jesus has decreed a death sentence upon Satan because wickedness was found in him. (Ezekiel 28:12-15; Isaiah 14:12-17)

Does this chapter teach anything about yet-future events?

  • Like the goodly Adonijah, the beautiful Lucifer exalted himself and boasted that he would be king. Both even managed to gather a following of loyal supporters for their cause made up of his admirers or those who were deceived. But like Adonijah, Lucifer will find himself dethroned when the Father puts His beloved son upon the throne!
  • Just as King David honored the vow he made to Bathsheba that her son, Solomon, would reign upon the throne of his father so will God honor the vow He made to Eve in Genesis 3:15 that one day her Seed would reign upon the throne of His Father. 
  • As father, King David exalted his son, Solomon, and placed him upon his father's royal throne one day God the Father will exalt His son, Jesus, and place Him upon His Father's throne where He will rule the nations.

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