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.
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.