BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 1, Day 5: 1 Kings 11


King Solomon had many foreign wives despite God’s order to not marry foreigner. They led him astray from God over time, causing him to do evil in the eyes of the Lord. He built shrines to foreign gods, and God became angry with him. As punishment, Solomon’s son will lose the kingdom he built. God raised up adversaries agains Solomon, Hadan the Edomite and Rezon son of Eliada. Jeroboam, one of Solomon’s officials, rebelled against him.

Ahijah, a prophet, told Jeroboam about the prophecy God made against Solomon. He also prophesied that Jeroboam would be king of Israel. If he followed God’s statues and did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, God would be with him. He would build him a dynasty and humble David’s descendants for a time. Solomon died and his son, Rehoboam, succeeded him as king.

BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 1, Day 5: 1 Kings 11

13) Solomon has begun to worship other gods. God had raised adversaries against Solomon because of this and caused trouble in the kingdom. Many had strayed away from the Lord due to Solomon’s example.

14) Solomon’s son will lose the kingdom Solomon built, and Jeroboam would be king of Israel and have ten tribes (all except one, which would be given to Solomon’s son).

15) If you follow God and His Word, you will be rewarded. If not, there are consequences.

16) He waits for an era to end in order to begin something new sometimes. We all go through transitions in life, some of which we understand and others we do not until down the road. In the end, every event in our lives is for God’s purpose whether we recognize it as such or not.

Conclusions BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 1, Day 5: 1 Kings 11

Great example of the consequences of not following God. The consequences may not be immediate, and they may not even affect you, but it may affect those around you or future generations. Many of us forget that our actions can affect others.

End Notes BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 1, Day 5: 1 Kings 11

Note Solomon loved many women and they were foreign — both of which went against God’s laws. (Matthew 19:4-6Genesis 2:23-24). He wanted his wives more than he wanted the Lord. His heart turned from the Lord, too. David sinned, but his heart was always with the Lord.

God became angry with Solomon’s disobedience. The punishment is that God will divide the kingdom. 2 Chronicles 11:12) tell us that the southern kingdom was made up of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, even though it’s called only one tribe here.

God raised up adversaries against Solomon:

  1. Hadad the Edomite
  2. Rezone, son of Eliadah

Jeroboam was a fellow Israelite who rebelled against Solomon. Jeroboam means “may the people be great.”

The prophet Ahijah tells Jeroboam that he would be king of the ten tribes of Israel after Solomon dies as punishment for Solomon’s sin. God would be with Jeroboam and would give him a lasting dynasty if he would do what was right in the eyes of the Lord. Solomon tried to kill him because of this prophecy.

Solomon dies, and his son, Rehoboam, succeeds him as king.

Fun Fact: This is the first mention of the divided kingdom.

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