SUMMARY OF 1 KINGS 22:29-40
Ahab and Jehoshaphat defied Micaiah’s prophecy and went to battle for Ramoth Gilead. Ahab went disguised, while Jehosphaphat wore royal robes. The king of Aram only wanted to fight against the king of Israel, so they left Jehoshaphat alone. The king of Israel, Ahab, was hit by a random arrow. He died that night and his blood was licked by dogs as the Lord had prophesied. His son, Ahaziah, succeeded him as king.
BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 6, Day 3: 1 Kings 22:29-40
6) Ahab entered the battle disguised. It did him no good. He died anyway.
7) God protected Jehosphahat. God drew away the army of the Arameans from him when he cried out to the Lord and they stopped pursuing him.
8a) Whatever God says will pass, will pass. Despite what humans try to do, God’s will prevails.
b) It’s truly comforting. I truly have no regrets because I know everything happens for a reason and God is in control, not me (thank God!). If I were in control, my life would be out of control!
Conclusions BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 6, Day 3: 1 Kings 22:29-40
Great lesson about even though Ahab tries to circumvent God’s plan, His plan always prevails.
End Notes BSF Study Questions People of the Promise: Kingdom Divided Lesson 6, Day 3: 1 Kings 22:29-40
Many Bible scholars are unsure why Jehoshaphat agrees to go to battle against God’s word. Maybe he wanted to save grace or perhaps he wanted to die. It was not a smart decision on either’s part.
Jehoshaphat cried out to the Lord, and he was saved.
The arrow that pierced King Ahab was not by chance; nothing is by chance with God. God orchastrated it.
The war ended with Ahab’s death.
Elijah prophesied about the dogs licking the blood of Ahab. 1 Kings 21:19 This just took place in a different location that prophesied.
We also see a prophecy come to fruition with 1 Kings 20:42, where Ahab spared Ben-Hadad’s life.
Despite the wealth of Israel, the people were spiritually poor.
No one can fool God.
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