Monday, November 25, 2013

TAKE TIME: November 25-30, 2013 Reading Schedule

Introduction: The glorious Golden Age of Solomon's reign reached its zenith with the Temple dedication ceremony! Then we see that all was not golden in Solomon's heart.

  • Monday - I Kings chapter 7
  • Tuesday - I Kings 8:1-21; Psalm 132
  • Wednesday - I Kings 8:22-61
  • Thursday - I Kings 8:62-9:28
  • Friday - I Kings chapter 10
  • Saturday - I Kings chapter 11

Memory Verse

That all the people of the earth may know that the LORD is God, and that there is none else.  I Kings 8:260

Prayer Journal (ACTS)
  • Adoration - This week take time each day to praise God for being personable and personal. He is the God of Solomon and He is our God, too. He is timeless, yet He desires a relationship with each of us as an individual.
  • Confession - Ask God to reveal hidden sin in your life and then confess it.
  • Thanksgiving - Thank God for any answers to your prayers.
  • Supplication - What are your prayer requests this week? List them for future reference so that you can see how God answers.

Search the Scriptures

Look for references for each of the following:
  • Promises that God made and to whom He made them. Do they apply to you?
  • References that either refer to or infer something about future events.
  • What does this passage teach about Jesus?
  • Commandments that God made and to whom He made them. Do they apply to you?

Putting the Word into Action

Even with all of his wisdom Solomon turned away from worshiping God with his whole heart. This is because obedience is a choice! This week do something for yourself. Ask the Lord to show you the things, people, or ideas that you have allowed to become idols that have received some of the worship that should be reserved only for God. You might recognize some of these idols by asking yourself if the thing, person, or idea is something you could live without if it suddenly was taken away from you. You might be surprised at what you actually worship! (Then, of course, your proper response should be to confess the sin and turn away from the idolatry. But like Solomon, it is your choice to make.)

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Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Psalms 19:14 (KJV)