Monday, January 20, 2014

Journal Through the Bible: Week 50 Saturday

I Kings 20:22-43

Does God issue any commands?

  • Through the prophet sent to Ahab God warned him to pay attention to the details of the battle that they had just won against Syria because the king of Syria would return at the first of the year.
  • Through one of the prophets God commanded another prophet to hit the prophet in order to wound him so that the wounded prophet could go before Ahab disguised to teach the king a lesson about making a covenant with the enemy.

Does God make any promises?

  • God promised to defeat the Syrians because they said He was a god of the hills but not of the valleys. God wanted Ahab to know that He is the one true God.
  • God promised that the prophet who refused to obey God and wound the first prophet would be killed by a lion.
  • God promised a curse upon Ahab and Israel for allowing Benhadad, king of Syria, to leave in peace.

Does this passage teach anything about Jesus?

  • God told Ahab that He was going to require Ahab's blood as the price of the peace treaty with His enemy, the king of Syria. God required Jesus' blood as the price of the peace treaty between us, His rebel enemies, and Himself. Life for life.

Does this passage teach anything about yet-future events?

  • Not that I identified.

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