That might be an appropriate title for chapter 16 of 1 Kings: “From Bad to Worse.” Abandonment of the Lord produced debauchery, murder, division, idolatry. The chapter shows divine justice being carried out in the midst of a nation’s perfidy. Here are a few lessons from the chapter. Continue reading
Reading in 1 Kings this morning, I noticed a striking fact. The first nine chapters cover Solomon’s rise, wisdom, and activities in temple building. Chapter ten pictures his lavish wealth. Then, immediately following the riches of chapter ten comes his sorry apostasy in chapter eleven. Coincidence? And does it have anything to teach America?