Some kings continue to disregard the Lord, a prophet of God is disrespected, and Elijah is taken up to Heaven.
These kings just can’t get along. Also, Jezebel is a schemer.
A bottomless jug, a one-sided contest, and a whisper.
A pretty pathetic succession of kings is chronicled in these three chapters, but the faithfulness, patience and justice of God is amply illustrated here.
The fact that one should follow what the Lord commands is clearly demonstrated in a couple of different incidents in today’s chapters.
King Solomon’s many wives and concubines have a very bad influence on him, with dire consequences.
The Lord’s presence fills the temple built by King Solomon.
King Solomon builds the temple, and palaces for himself and one of his wives.
King Solomon establishes his kingdom, asks God for wisdom, and makes his first ruling involving a child custody dispute.
Paul ends his letter to the church at Corinth with some final instructions and a blessing.
1 Kings picks up with King David’s kingdom and more intrigue.