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.