Applications from 1 Kings
The Story: 1 Kings 11:25-43
God is sending adversaries against Solomon. Jeroboam will be the next one. God sends Ahijah the prophet to Jeroboam to instruct him that God will give him 10 tribes of the kingdom to rule over. God gives Jeroboam a similar list of “if-then” statements we read for Solomon. (v.38 cf 3:14).
Solomon dies after 40 years as king. Rehoboam is made king in his place. The life of the wisest King in history comes to an end. Solomon’s end is a great illustration of 4 biblical truths. I would like to use these as our application for this passage.
Only What Is Done For God Will Last
And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” – 1 John 2:17
“Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.” -C.T. Studd
Solomon did many great things. He built a marvelous kingdom and temple. Someone came along and tore it all down. He was wiser than any other ruler on Earth. He got confused with the one main thing.
Our: relationships, homes, careers, money, good works, etc. will all pass away. Those things we do for God will last. Those who are in Christ will last.
Pastor Chanc Strickland
HARPETH BAPTIST CHURCH
1011 Butterworth Road
Kingston Springs, TN 37082