I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
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Kings 11 videos-
.Hadad- the lone survivor of the slaughter of the Edomites
.The prophet Ahijah
.History of the church seen in the history of the division of the tribes
.The magisterial reformers
.Been to lake Geneva
.Justification by faith
.Protestants- like Judah [southern tribe] were indeed more doctrinally pure
.Yet over time- like Judah- God rebuked them and said they were worse!
.Why?- It was a matter of the heart
.Rehoboam ascends to the throne
.What was Solomon’s main problem- his adversaries?
.No- his heart
I’ll add my past commentary on this chapter below- and hit on a few points here.
I said in the beginning of this study that Solomon’s rule is covered more than any other King in this book.
And in this chapter- his rule comes to an end- actually a sad end.
He is judged by God because of allowing idolatry to enter into the kingdom.
He ‘loved’ many women- about 1000- and as he grew in years- they turned his heart after their god’s.
God pronounces judgment- and we see 3 particular people he uses to be a thorn in the side of Solomon.
Hadad was the lone survivor of an earlier attempt by King David [under Joab] to wipe out the Edomites.
I find the story of Hadad interesting.
It sort of goes along the line of Moses. [Some sites see here https://corpusoutreach.weebly.com/most-recent-posts/kings-111852679 ]
He escapes as a young child- and is brought up in the house of Pharaoh himself.