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  1. I Kings 2 How Can God’s People Be Secure? What Is Kingdom Security Founded Upon?


  3. Old Testament History Overview 722 BC Assyria 586 BC In the LandNo King Babylon 539 BC Israel 10 Tribes Persia Cyrus Decrees The Return In The Landwith King Creation Call of Abraham Flood Judah 2 Tribes Ezra Nehemiah about the 3 Returns ISRAEL

  4. 1 & 2 Kings I. The Golden Age, 1 Kings 1-11 II. The Torn Kingdom, 1 Kings 12 – 2 Kings 17 III. The Last Days, 2 Kings 18 - 25 Before The Exile

  5. Theme: Kingship and Covenant 1, 2 Kings contains no explicit statement of purpose or theme. Reflection on its content, however, reveals that the author has selected and arranged his material in a manner that provides a sequel to the history found in 1, 2 Samuel—a history of kingship regulated by covenant. In general, 1, 2 Kings describes the history of the kings of Israel and Judah in the light of God’s covenants. The guiding thesis of the book is that the welfare of Israel and her kings depended on their obedience

  6. to their obligations as defined in the Mosaic covenant. The Author repeatedly refers the reader to other sources for more detailed information about the reigns of the various kings (see, e.g., 11:41; 14:19, 29; 15:7, 31; 16:5; 14, 20, 27), and he gives a covenantal rather than a social or political or economic assessment of their reigns. ---NIV Study Bible

  7. Kings that historians would have given tons of ink to, are purposely insulted with just a few verses. example: Omri in 1Kings 16:23 - 28 Other kings that historians would have passed over are turned into heroes because of their commitment to the covenant renewal. example: Josiah 2 Kings 22:1 – 23:29

  8. Any Kingsapostasy – disobedience to Revelation (written i.e. Torah or spoken i.e. the prophets) leads to Bad Times, i.e. God’s judgment and or exile.

  9. It is noteworthy that all the kings of the northern kingdom are said to have done evil in the eyes of the Lord and walked in the ways of Jeroboam, who caused Israel to sin (see, e.g., 16:26,31; 22:52; 2 Kings 3:3; 10:29). Another prominent feature of the narrative of 1,2 Kings is the emphasis on the relationship between prophecy and fulfillment in the historical development of the monarchy. On at least 11 occasions a prophecy is recorded that is later said to have been fulfilled (see, e.g., 2 Sam 7:13 and

  10. 1 Kings 8:20; 1 Kings 11:29-39 and 1 Kings 12:15; 1 Kings 13 and 2 Kings 23:16-18). The results of this emphasis is that the history of the kingdom is not presented as a chain of chance occurrences or the mere interplay of human actions but as the unfolding of Israel’s historical destiny under the guidance of an omniscient and omnipotent God—Israel’s covenant Lord, who rules all history in accordance with his sovereign purposes (see 8:56; 2 Kings 10:10). ---NIV Study Bible

  11. 1 Kings Ch 1 Who is in charge of the kingdom of Israel? • David has been king for 40 years – he is now old & cold (they search the kingdom for a beautiful virgin to nurse the old king and keep him warm). • Her name is important - Abishag

  12. 1 Kings Ch 2 How can Israel be secure? What is kingdom security founded upon?

  13. 1 Kings Ch 2 Clues from the writer: A. Ch 1 David swears an oath in response to Bathsheba Ch 2 Solomon swears an oath in response to Bathsheba (v. 2:23) B. Nathan approaches the king through Bathsheba Ch 1:11 ff. Adonijah approaches the king through Bathsheba 2:1-13.

  14. C. Root kun, to be/make firm, be established, is used 4 times v. 12, 24, 45,46. ~ This tells us what the chapter is about ~ This repeated word usage is for the successor of the kingdom of ch 1. ~ In ch 2 the focus is on the security of the kingdom

  15. D. Last half of ch 2 narrative reports a series of deaths – technically – executions ~ Starting in 2:24 we see the word (verb mut) to die (or noun mawet) note 2:24, 25, 26, 30, 34, 37, 42, 46. ~ You start to catch on that these deaths may have a relationship to the kingdom being established.

  16. Ch 2 Breaks Down as Follows: 1. 1 – 12 2. 13 - 46 Kun – Be established at the end of v. 12 & v. 46

  17. Ch 2:1 - 4 Great Men of God & Their Last Words

  18. If Solomon and or any other Davidic kings give whole hearted obedience to Yahweh’s word, Yahweh will see that his promise to David remains in effect (see 2:4).

  19. The Point is clear: Obedience to the Law is the condition for the promise of God’s good life.

  20. ~ This is classic Bible logic ~ The average politician does not think that way today!

  21. They spell security this way! ~ Good trade agreements ~ Key alliances ~ State of the art military

  22. But Bible Logic Spells Security Like This! Obedience to the Torah of Moses

  23. Guess What Christian Friend! The N.T. teaches us the same thing: 21"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' 23Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away

  24. from me, you evildoers!' 24"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. Matt 7:21-25

  25. The Point of Ch 2:1-4 Whether you are a king over Israel or a disciple of Jesus (following a real yet temporarily invisible Jesus), true stability comes through obedience.

  26. Proverbs 3:5-6 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

  27. Psalm 1 1 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. 4 Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. 5 Therefore the wicked will not

  28. stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. 6 For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

  29. #2 Eliminating The Kingdoms Enemies 2:13-46 Vs. 13-46 In this section Solomon carries out David’s final words of 2:5-9 ~ Here we read about execution after execution ~ A sentence of village arrest or banishment

  30. ~ Their order of elimination are: # 1 Adonijah 2:13-25 # 2 Abiathar 2:26-27 # 3 Joab 2:28-35 # 4 Shimei 2:36-46

  31. Matt 6:9-13 9"This, then, is how you should pray: " 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 10your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 11Give us today our daily bread. 12Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’

  32. Matt 10:34 - 39 34"Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35For I have come to turn " 'a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law-- 36a man's enemies will be the members of his own household.’ 37"Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; 38and anyone who does

  33. not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

  34. Matt 11:11-15 11I tell you the truth: Among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it. 13For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John. 14And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come. 15He who has ears, let him hear.

  35. Matt 13:40b – 43a 40b so it will be at the end of the age. 41The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. 42They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43a Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father.

  36. 2 Thess 1:9, 10 9They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of his power 10on the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed. This includes you, because you believed our testimony to you.