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Applications from 1 Kings 

1 KINGS 15:1-8

In 1 Kings 15:1-8 already we have looked at

Now, let us consider children.

Children 

Asa his son reigned in his stead… We will learn more next time about Asa, but I would like to make a point  just from the facts we know from v.1-8.

All we know this far about Asa is that he reigned in his father’s place. We don’t know just yet if Asa does good like David or follows his father in wickedness. But, we do know that he follows both in becoming the king. He grows up, and takes on the world. Surely Abijam had some idea that his son would become king. Did he not think of the consequences of his actions during his reign upon the reign of his son? What did he think his life would lead to?

Kids grow up! And it really doesn’t take long. We must do our best by them while we have them. Once they are gone we can do very little, but we can pray for them.  Further, we must always strive to never allow our relationship with our children to reflect their relationship with God once they leave our home.

Pastor Chanc Strickland
Harpeth Baptist Church
Kingston Springs, TN

This blog post was adapted from a sermon preached at Harpeth Baptist Church in the summer of 2012.