More on Listening to God’s Word (1 Kings 19-22)
More on Listening to God’s Word!
1 Kings 19-22
(Reading 1 Kings 22:1-28)
- There’s still more to learn about listening to God’s word in the messy days of Ahab king of Israel
Listening to God’s word may mean hearing nothing new
Listening to God’s word may mean hearing what you don’t want to hear
- In Ahab’s day God spoke through his prophets but now God has spoken by his Son
The Shape of 1-2 Kings
1 Kings 1-11 Solomon
1 Kings 12-16 The Divided Kingdom
1 Kings 17 - 2 Kings 12 Elijah and Elisha
2 Kings 13-25 The Demise of Israel and of Judah
1 and 2 Kings would have been one and they take up the narrative from 1-2 Samuel. Kings gives an account of the decline and fall of Israel – perhaps originally for the benefit of the exiles to explain what went wrong! They were also written for our benefit – as followers of Jesus (consider 1 Peter 1:10-12 & 1 Cor. 10:11-14).