Thursday, 23 August 2012
1 KINGS 12 AND 13
In chapter 12, Jeroboam turns away from the lord under the disguise of fearing Israelites turning back to king Rehoboam if they went to worship the lord in Jerusalem. Het sets up altars for other gods, makes 2 molten calves for the Israelites to worship and sacrifice to them.God sends a prophet to prophesy to him. As he was offering incense the prophet tells him there would be a time when the bones of all those kings that have turned away from God would be offered on that same altar as incense and the sign would be for the altar to split in to 2 and the ashes would be poured out.King Jeroboam stretches his hand against the man of God commanding to lay hold of him and his hand dries up so that he could not pull it back again. He implores the man of God to pray so he could restore his hand and after he prays, God restores it. We learn to worship the lord alone and no other.