Monday, January 13, 2014

TAKE TIME: January 13-19, 2014

Introduction: Last week we read that Israel divided into two kingdoms. The northern kingdom kept the name of Israel and was ruled by various families while the southern kingdom took the name of Judah and was ruled by the descendants of King David. We will continue reading about these two kingdoms and the prophets that ministered to them. This week we will begin reading about the prophet Elijah.

  • Monday - I Kings chapter 15
  • Tuesday - I Kings chapter 16
  • Wednesday - I Kings 17:1-18:16
  • Thursday - I Kings 18:17-19:3
  • Friday - I Kings chapter 19:4-20:21
  • Saturday - I Kings 20:22-43

Memory Verse

And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? If he LORD be God, follow him but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word. I Kings 18:21

Prayer Journal (ACTS)
  • Adoration - Praise God that He is the God of peace who will one day unite all of His kingdom under the leadership of His Son, Jesus Christ.
  • 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 the people of God can easily be led astray from true worship. The prophet Elijah confronted Ahab and Jezebel for corrupting the worship of Jehovah in Israel. Many people today are led astray by the gods of this world. This year is still in its infant stages. Now would be a good time to repent of all greed that tends to hang on after the most indulgent time of the year has ended. Put away the gods of your life: the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life and determine to make this a year where you walk closer with the Lord in Bible study (not just reading) and prayer. Your year will be much better if you decide not "to halt between two opinions," as Elijah put it.

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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)