1 KINGS 13

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1 Kings 13

INCONSISTENT!

 

Those of us who serve the Lord need to be consistent in our ministry for him.

It is possible to serve the Lord well, and then do things that make us lose reward.

Paul was concerned about this in 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

The prophet in our story started well, but became inconsistent when he started listening to man instead of listening to God.

 

A MINISTRY DESCRIBED Vss. 1-10

This prophet, whose name we do not know, was sent by God to preach against King Jeroboam.

Please note:

Message Delivered - Vss. 1-3

Miracles Performed - Vss. 4-6

Mandate Stated - Vss. 7-10

The prophet was told by God not to stop to eat and not to go home the same way that he came.

 

A MINISTER DECEIVED Vss. 11-20

Another prophet told him a lie and the man believed it.

He should have followed what God had told him to do.

It is very easy for us to be deceived when we do not read and heed the Word of God.

 

A MINISTRY DESTROYED Vss. 21-32

The prophet's ministry ended because of God's discipline.

We do not know what great things he could have accomplished for the Lord, if he had only been obedient.

 

 

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1 Kings 13

THE MAN OF GOD

 

Here is the story of an unnamed prophet of God who started well, but didn't finish well.  This is a good reminder to all that total obedience is what God expects of us.  May we be able to say with Paul in 2 Timothy 4:7, "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:"

 

HE WAS STRONG - Vss. 1-6

The man boldly proclaimed the message that God had given him to a hostile king. 

 

HE WAS SEPARATED - Vss. 7-10

God had told the prophet not to eat or drink and to go home another way.  He was to have no fellowship with those who were unbelievers. 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1

 

HE WAS SWAYED - Vss. 11-19

Another prophet convinced him that he should go home with him and eat.  He allowed the other prophet to sway him into disobeying God.

 

HE WAS SCOLDED - Vss. 20-22

The very prophet who deceived him was the one who gave him a message of condemnation.

 

HE WAS SILENCED - Vss. 23-34

Perhaps this prophet had a great career ahead of him, but he was silenced because of his own disobedience.

 

 

 

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