Sunday, June 4, 2017

Let God be King

We’ve looked at three different kings of Israel throughout this series.  With each one, we find a pattern.  The LORD talks to them and tells them how to walk together with God.  God tells them what will happen when they do.  God also tells them what will happen when they don’t.  Then, God let’s them choose.  Each one had a different pattern of walking with, and walking without, The LORD.  God’s pattern, however, remained the same.  The LORD always keeps promises.
And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods. But he did not keep what the LORD commanded. (1 Kings 11:9-10 ESV)
This pattern extends far beyond the three kings we observed in this series.  In fact, we can look at all of the people we’ve examined so far in the past four series.  Look at these names and think about their stories.  The pattern is there for them, too.
Solomon, David, Saul, Samuel, Judges, Joshua, Moses, Joseph, Jacob (Israel), Isaac, Abraham, Babel, Noah, Cain, Adam & Eve
How about you?  Do you see this pattern in your own life?  When The LORD communicates with you, how often do you listen?  How often do you stray?  Do you let God be King?