Monday, March 10, 2014

S.S.S. Study Kings and Prophets week 2 W/Study guide and h/w

S.S.S. Study Kings and Prophets
Family School at Faith Baptist Church

Week 2
Brief overview of the life and reign of king Solomon

 What Solomon was born out of
2nd Samuel 12:24, the child born of David's sin with Bathsheba had just died as a result of David's great sin. (2nd Samuel 12:13-15) there is always a penalty for sin, that penalty is death (Romans 6:23) God spared David's life at the cost of David's innocent son, God spared our eternal souls at the cost of His own innocent Son, Jesus Christ (John 3:16).
Solomon's birth was a direct result of the death of David's other son, our Spiritual rebirth can only be achieved by first accepting the death burial and resurrection of Gods Son. (John 3:3)

Solomon's throne is initially stolen by Adonijah
1st Kings 1:5, Adonijah did not have the right to the throne, Solomon was the heir, yet Adonijah exalted himself to be king. (Luke 14:11)
Nathan the prophet of God tells Solomon's mother to go to king David and tell him of Adonijahs betrayal, and Nathan would follow after her to confirm her words to the king (5:11-14),
king David promises again to make Solomon king (28-30) and delivers on that promise (15-48). In verse 49 notice how quickly Adonijahs "friends" forsook him, and where he ran to.
Solomon's first act as king was to spare Adonijah (52-53), Solomon behaved just as his father had with king Saul, understanding that God is in control and He will take vengeance.

Solomon seeks God
2nd Chronicles 1:1-6 Solomon shortly after becoming king seeks after Gods presence in a huge way, offering one thousand sacrifices in one day! This puts a whole new perspective on
Psalm 105:4  "Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore."
We seek God for five minutes, or even just five seconds a day sometimes and expect Him to grant our desires, and meet our needs. What a comparison!

Solomon makes the right request and God rewards him for it
2nd Chronicles 1:7 is probably the most important moment of Solomon's life, and in that moment Solomon thinks not of himself or his fleshly desires, but he thinks of the duty that God has given him and his request sums up to asking God to make him good at what God wants him to do. What a prayer! Our prayers and requests are sadly oftentimes more reminiscent of this,
James 4:3    "Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts."
God grants Solomon's request and much more (11-12). The riches place for a child of God is to be in Gods will, Proverbs 30:8-9.

Here is a brief description of some of Solomon's riches, 1st Kings 10:14-29.
Verse 14-666 Talents of Gold in one year (he reigned 40 years)each talent weighed between 75-110 pounds! That's 5,000-7,250 pounds of Gold which today would have a value of approximately 100-$140,000,000 in today's market on the low end.       Notice verses 23-24.

Solomon has a problem
1st Kings 11:1-13 Solomon had a bad case of the love bugs, God had commanded not to marry wives of other nations, God said, if you do they will turn your heart away from me, and that is exactly what happened.
Solomon had over one thousand women, remember how many times Solomon made sacrifice unto God the day before God met with him? One thousand times.
Solomon's sins were the cause of the breaking apart of the nation (11-13).

2nd Corinthians 6:14-18 "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15    And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16    And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17    Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 18    And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty."

Proverbs 5:3-5 "For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: 4    But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword. 5    Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell."

Proverbs 22:14    "The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein."

Psalm 1:1-2    "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2    But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night."

We must look at the end of Solomon's days as a grave reminder of how even the wisest, smartest and most righteous of people can be turned aside by keeping the wrong company, especially by marrying it! You say your a strong Christian, your friends won't pull you away from God, your a strong Christian your girlfriend/boyfriend won't pull you away from God, you say your a strong Christian he/she just "believes a little differently than me" are you a stronger, Godlier man than Solomon? Are you more wise than Solomon? No! So stop fooling around with the wrong people! Even kids that attend church can be the wrong people so ask yourself this, are you closer and more honoring to God as a result of your relationships, or farther from Him?

Strive to finish well!
2nd Timothy 4:7    "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:"

Jeffrey S. Lynn
S.S.S. Study Kings and Prophets
Family School at Faith Baptist Church

Week 2
Brief overview of the life and reign of king Solomon
Student Notes:

1. Solomon's birth was directly related to who's death?

2. In what ways did the death of king David's son relate to the death of Gods Son?

3. Who Exalted himself to take the throne before Solomon could be made king?

4. How many of that mans friends stayed with him after Solomon was anointed king?

5. What was Solomon's first act as king? And what circumstance in his father David's life was it similar too?

6. How many times did Solomon sacrifice to God in one day shortly after becoming king?

7. When God came to Solomon that night what did He ask Solomon?

8. What did Solomon's reply show that he cared about?

9. Where does the bible say that it is better not to have riches, or poverty?

10. Solomon accumulated over 1,000 wives and concubines, what was wrong with this? Where were his wives from? And what did they cause Solomon to do?

11. What effect did Solomon's sin against God have on the nation?

S.S.S. Study Kings and Prophets
Family School at Faith Baptist Church

Week 2
Brief overview of the life and reign of king Solomon

Write out five of your favorite Proverbs and briefly explain their meaning/importance to you.






Memory Verse: 1st Samuel 15:22    "And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams."

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