September 20, Reading 1 – 1 Kings 12:1-24

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SAA Notes

Rehoboam is not some twenty-year old. He is forty years of age! Yet he acts like a spoilt child. He loses control of nine of the eleven tribes with land. Remember the Lord’s word to Solomon: if you walk before Me in integrity of heart and uprightness.

SJA Notes

“What portion do we have in David? We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse.”

Barely a generation from great king David and we hear Israel quickly rebelled against the house of David.

But if we remember, each king has had great trouble. Saul, David and Solomon. The divisions were there, ebbing and flowing.

While under David they had a king with a heart after God’s own, he was still a broken king who contributed to the seeds of terrible brokeness in the kingdom.

As we continue to go through tumultuous periods in our lives today, as the world barracks loud and strong – What portion do we have, what inheritance?

It is only in Jesus that any of us have an inheritance. In the greater Son of the son of Jesse.

What portion do we have in David?

The more important question is, what portion do we have in Christ, David’s Lord?

In Him we have an inheritance not made by human hand, but made of heavenly truths, realities only found in God.

Praise God, Hallelujah, what a Saviour!

* Lord God,

Thank You for the inheritance we have in You.

Thank You for promising us such a weight of heavenly hope that nothing else compares.

Thank You for continuing to work in us here on earth, refining us as through the fire.

Thank You for building the new heavens and new earth, a place where You and we will dwell together. You our God, we Your people.

Lord hasten that day!

Amen.

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