Applications from 1 Kings
The Story: 1 Kings 9:1-9
In this passage we read of God appearing before Solomon. As you remember this is the 2nd time as God had appeared to him in Chapter 3 when he was first made King. As if in response to chapter 8, God says to Solomon that he has heard his prayer and that He will bless the new buildings for Israel. However, this is followed up with some “if-then” and “if not-then” statements given by God. Let’s look at them for our application.
If Not – Then, 1 Kings 9:6-9
- Turn from following me, you or your children.
- Don’t keep my commands and stautes.
- Worship and/or serve other gods.
Then: I will cut you off out of the land. I will remove the Temple from my sight. You will be a proverb and a byword. (A mockery) Just as this Temple is on high and in sight, it’s destruction will be on high and in sight. You will be known as those who forsook the Lord.
Pastor Chanc Strickland
HARPETH BAPTIST CHURCH
1011 Butterworth Road
Kingston Springs, TN 37082