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  • 27. Communion & Contribution
  • 28. What the Rebel Ruler Reaped 1 Kings 11:14-43
  • 29. 1 Kings 11:14-43 NIV
    • Then the LORD raised up against Solomon an adversary, Hadad the Edomite, from the royal line of Edom. (15) Earlier when David was fighting with Edom, Joab the commander of the army, who had gone up to bury the dead, had struck down all the men in Edom. (16) Joab and all the Israelites stayed there for six months, until they had destroyed all the men in Edom.
  • 30. 1 Kings 11:14-43 NIV
    • (17) But Hadad, still only a boy, fled to Egypt with some Edomite officials who had served his father. (18) They set out from Midian and went to Paran. Then taking men from Paran with them, they went to Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt, who gave Hadad a house and land and provided him with food. (19) Pharaoh was so pleased with Hadad that he gave him a sister of his own wife, Queen Tahpenes, in marriage.
  • 31. 1 Kings 11:14-43 NIV
    • (20) The sister of Tahpenes bore him a son named Genubath, whom Tahpenes brought up in the royal palace. There Genubath lived with Pharaoh's own children. (21) While he was in Egypt, Hadad heard that David rested with his fathers and that Joab the commander of the army was also dead. Then Hadad said to Pharaoh, "Let me go, that I may return to my own country."
  • 32. 1 Kings 11:14-43 NIV
    • (22) "What have you lacked here that you want to go back to your own country?" Pharaoh asked. "Nothing," Hadad replied, "but do let me go!" (23) And God raised up against Solomon another adversary, Rezon son of Eliada, who had fled from his master, Hadadezer king of Zobah.
  • 33. 1 Kings 11:14-43 NIV
    • (24) He gathered men around him and became the leader of a band of rebels when David destroyed the forces of Zobah; the rebels went to Damascus, where they settled and took control. (25) Rezon was Israel's adversary as long as Solomon lived, adding to the trouble caused by Hadad. So Rezon ruled in Aram and was hostile toward Israel.
  • 34. 1 Kings 11:14-43 NIV
    • (26) Also, Jeroboam son of Nebat rebelled against the king. He was one of Solomon's officials, an Ephraimite from Zeredah, and his mother was a widow named Zeruah. (27) Here is the account of how he rebelled against the king: Solomon had built the supporting terraces and had filled in the gap in the wall of the city of David his father.
  • 35. 1 Kings 11:14-43 NIV
    • (28) Now Jeroboam was a man of standing, and when Solomon saw how well the young man did his work, he put him in charge of the whole labor force of the house of Joseph. (29) About that time Jeroboam was going out of Jerusalem, and Ahijah the prophet of Shiloh met him on the way, wearing a new cloak. The two of them were alone out in the country,
  • 36. 1 Kings 11:14-43 NIV
    • (30) and Ahijah took hold of the new cloak he was wearing and tore it into twelve pieces. (31) Then he said to Jeroboam, "Take ten pieces for yourself, for this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'See, I am going to tear the kingdom out of Solomon's hand and give you ten tribes.
  • 37. 1 Kings 11:14-43 NIV
    • (32) But for the sake of my servant David and the city of Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, he will have one tribe. (33) I will do this because they have forsaken me and worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Molech the god of the Ammonites, and have not walked in my ways, nor done what is right in my eyes,
  • 38. 1 Kings 11:14-43 NIV
    • nor kept my statutes and laws as David, Solomon's father, did. (34) " 'But I will not take the whole kingdom out of Solomon's hand; I have made him ruler all the days of his life for the sake of David my servant, whom I chose and who observed my commands and statutes. (35) I will take the kingdom from his son's hands and give you ten tribes.
  • 39. 1 Kings 11:14-43 NIV
    • (36) I will give one tribe to his son so that David my servant may always have a lamp before me in Jerusalem, the city where I chose to put my Name. (37) However, as for you, I will take you, and you will rule over all that your heart desires; you will be king over Israel.
  • 40. 1 Kings 11:14-43 NIV
    • (38) If you do whatever I command you and walk in my ways and do what is right in my eyes by keeping my statutes and commands, as David my servant did, I will be with you. I will build you a dynasty as enduring as the one I built for David and will give Israel to you. (39) I will humble David's descendants because of this, but not forever.'"
  • 41. 1 Kings 11:14-43 NIV
    • (40) Solomon tried to kill Jeroboam, but Jeroboam fled to Egypt, to Shishak the king, and stayed there until Solomon's death. (41) As for the other events of Solomon's reign--all he did and the wisdom he displayed--are they not written in the book of the annals of Solomon?
  • 42. 1 Kings 11:14-43 NIV
    • (42) Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years. (43) Then he rested with his fathers and was buried in the city of David his father. And Rehoboam his son succeeded him as king.
  • 43. What do these two men have in common?
  • 44. Thomas Midgley, Jr. developed leaded gasoline
    • In 1921 found that gasoline would burn better if tetraethyl lead were added
    • 50 years later, Americans had elevated levels of toxic lead in their blood
  • 45. He also introduced chlorofluorocarbons
    • In 1931, he developed Freon, a gas used in refrigerators, air-conditioners and aerosol cans
    • 50 years later, the destruction of the ozone layer was traced to CFCs
  • 46. His final, fatal invention
    • In 1940, stricken with polio, devised a mechanism of ropes and pulleys to hoist himself out of bed and into his chair
    • 1944 found dead - strangled by his invention
  • 47. Al Gore, Jr.
    • Born 1948, 3 ½ years after Midgley’s death
    • After loss in presidential election, found a new calling
    • 2006 – Won Oscar for documentary on global warming
    • 2007 – Awarded Nobel Peace Prize for his work
  • 48. Like Midgley: “It seemed like a good idea at the time”
    • Solomon relied on:
      • Military might – horses and chariots
      • Political alliances – foreign marriages
      • Great wealth – gold was in vogue, silver was common
    • He failed to rely on God
      • His problem was unaccountability
  • 49. Deuteronomy 17:14-20 NIV
    • When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you … and settled in it, and you say, "Let us set a king over us like all the nations around us," (15) be sure to appoint over you the king the LORD your God chooses. … (16) The king, moreover, must not acquire great numbers of horses for himself or make the people return to Egypt to get more of them, for the LORD has told you, "You are not to go back that way again."
  • 50. Deuteronomy 17:14-20 NIV
    • (17) He must not take many wives, or his heart will be led astray. He must not accumulate large amounts of silver and gold. (18) When he takes the throne of his kingdom, he is to write for himself on a scroll a copy of this law, taken from that of the priests, who are Levites.
  • 51. Deuteronomy 17:14-20 NIV
    • (19) It is to be with him, and he is to read it all the days of his life so that he may learn to revere the LORD his God and follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees (20) and not consider himself better than his brothers and turn from the law to the right or to the left. Then he and his descendants will reign a long time over his kingdom in Israel.
  • 52. God warned of multiplying horses, wealth & women
    • Issue: accountability to God
    • Unaccountability leads to rebellion
      • Most distasteful sin in the eyes of the Lord
      • Problems in church & home involve rebellion
      • Sin not in ignorance but defiance
      • What does God think of defiance?
  • 53. Solomon's Sin: Rebellion
    • He knew Deut. 17 and defied it
    • He multiplied:
      • Horses (military strength)
      • Wealth (power)
      • Women (political alliances and self-indulgence)
  • 54. He knew the Books of Moses
    • Exodus 34:16 NIV And when you choose some of their daughters as wives for your sons and those daughters prostitute themselves to their gods, they will lead your sons to do the same.
    • Deuteronomy 7:3-4 NIV Do not intermarry with them… (4) for they will turn your sons away from following me to serve other gods, and the Lord's anger will burn against you and will quickly destroy you.
    • He married foreign women, even though he knew better
  • 55. He knew the Ten Commands
    • Exodus 20:1-6 NIV And God spoke all these words: (2) "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. (3) "You shall have no other gods before me. (4) "You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. (5) You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God …
    • He engaged in idolatry, even though he knew better
  • 56. The result of Solomon’s rebellion:
    • 1 Kings 11:9-11 NIV The LORD became angry with Solomon because his heart had turned away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice. (10) Although he had forbidden Solomon to follow other gods, Solomon did not keep the Lord's command. (11) So the LORD said to Solomon, "Since this is your attitude and you have not kept my covenant and my decrees, which I commanded you, I will most certainly tear the kingdom away from you and give it to one of your subordinates.
  • 57. We need to talk about the wrath of God
    • Many passages dealing with God's wrath come in the context of rebellion
    • Saul spared Agag out of defiance, not ignorance
  • 58. 1 Samuel 15:1-3 NIV
    • Samuel said to Saul, "I am the one the LORD sent to anoint you king over his people Israel; so listen now to the message from the LORD. (2) This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'I will punish the Amalekites for what they did to Israel when they waylaid them as they came up from Egypt. (3) Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy everything that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.'"
  • 59. 1 Samuel 15:22-23 NIV
    • But Samuel replied: "Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams. (23) For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he has rejected you as king."
    • In God's eyes, rebellion is as bad as sorcery, black magic, dabbling in the occult
    • Consequences of Solomon’s defiance:
  • 60. External threat from Hadad
    • 1 Kings 11:14-22 NIV Then the LORD raised up against Solomon an adversary, Hadad the Edomite, from the royal line of Edom. (15) Earlier when David was fighting with Edom, Joab the commander of the army, who had gone up to bury the dead, had struck down all the men in Edom. (16) Joab and all the Israelites stayed there for six months, until they had destroyed all the men in Edom. (17) But Hadad, still only a boy, fled to Egypt with some Edomite officials who had served his father.
  • 61. External threat from Hadad
    • (18) They set out from Midian and went to Paran. Then taking men from Paran with them, they went to Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt, who gave Hadad a house and land and provided him with food. (19) Pharaoh was so pleased with Hadad that he gave him a sister of his own wife, Queen Tahpenes, in marriage. (20) The sister of Tahpenes bore him a son named Genubath, whom Tahpenes brought up in the royal palace. There Genubath lived with Pharaoh's own children.
  • 62. External threat from Hadad
    • (21) While he was in Egypt, Hadad heard that David rested with his fathers and that Joab the commander of the army was also dead. Then Hadad said to Pharaoh, "Let me go, that I may return to my own country." (22) "What have you lacked here that you want to go back to your own country?" Pharaoh asked. "Nothing," Hadad replied, "but do let me go!"
  • 63. External threat from Rezon
    • 1 Kings 11:23-25 NIV And God raised up against Solomon another adversary, Rezon son of Eliada, who had fled from his master, Hadadezer king of Zobah. (24) He gathered men around him and became the leader of a band of rebels when David destroyed the forces of Zobah; the rebels went to Damascus, where they settled and took control. (25) Rezon was Israel's adversary as long as Solomon lived, adding to the trouble caused by Hadad. So Rezon ruled in Aram and was hostile toward Israel.
  • 64. Both were more afraid of David than Solomon
    • When David and Joab were dead, they weren't afraid of Solomon
    • Hadad harassed from Edom to the South
    • Rezon harassed from Aram to the North
    • Solomon had to deal with them as a threat for the rest of his life
  • 65. Internal threat from Jeroboam
    • 1 Kings 11:26-39 NIV Also, Jeroboam son of Nebat rebelled against the king. He was one of Solomon's officials, an Ephraimite from Zeredah, and his mother was a widow named Zeruah. (27) Here is the account of how he rebelled against the king: Solomon had built the supporting terraces and had filled in the gap in the wall of the city of David his father. (28) Now Jeroboam was a man of standing, and when Solomon saw how well the young man did his work, he put him in charge of the whole labor force of the house of Joseph.
  • 66. Internal threat from Jeroboam
    • (29) About that time Jeroboam was going out of Jerusalem, and Ahijah the prophet of Shiloh met him on the way, wearing a new cloak. The two of them were alone out in the country, (30) and Ahijah took hold of the new cloak he was wearing and tore it into twelve pieces. (31) Then he said to Jeroboam, "Take ten pieces for yourself, for this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'See, I am going to tear the kingdom out of Solomon's hand and give you ten tribes.
  • 67. Internal threat from Jeroboam
    • (32) But for the sake of my servant David and the city of Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, he will have one tribe. (33) I will do this because they have forsaken me and worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Molech the god of the Ammonites, and have not walked in my ways, nor done what is right in my eyes, nor kept my statutes and laws as David, Solomon's father, did.
  • 68. Internal threat from Jeroboam
    • (34) " 'But I will not take the whole kingdom out of Solomon's hand; I have made him ruler all the days of his life for the sake of David my servant, whom I chose and who observed my commands and statutes. (35) I will take the kingdom from his son's hands and give you ten tribes. (36) I will give one tribe to his son so that David my servant may always have a lamp before me in Jerusalem, the city where I chose to put my Name. (37) However, as for you, I will take you, and you will rule over all that your heart desires; you will be king over Israel.
  • 69. Internal threat from Jeroboam
    • (38) If you do whatever I command you and walk in my ways and do what is right in my eyes by keeping my statutes and commands, as David my servant did, I will be with you. I will build you a dynasty as enduring as the one I built for David and will give Israel to you. (39) I will humble David's descendants because of this, but not forever.'"
  • 70. Inkling into Divided Kingdom
    • No one ascended a throne with brighter prospects than Solomon
    • No one descended a throne with prospects as bleak
    • Irony: Solomon's name means peace, but that's not what his reign brought
  • 71. Shattered dreams
    • Solomon died knowing that everything he built was going to crumble
    • Explains the cynicism in Ecclesiastes
    • Solomon died knowing that none of his work would last
    • His son would only rule one tribe
  • 72. Solomon knew Rehoboam was no match for Jeroboam
    • 1 Kings 11:40 NIV Solomon tried to kill Jeroboam, but Jeroboam fled to Egypt, to Shishak the king, and stayed there until Solomon's death.
  • 73. Shortened life
    • 1 Kings 11:41-43 NIV As for the other events of Solomon's reign--all he did and the wisdom he displayed--are they not written in the book of the annals of Solomon? (42) Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years. (43) Then he rested with his fathers and was buried in the city of David his father. And Rehoboam his son succeeded him as king.
    • Solomon was about 60 years old when he died, compared to David, who died at about 70
  • 74. The reason God shortened his life
    • 1 Kings 3:14 NIV And if you walk in my ways and obey my statutes and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life.“
    • He failed to emulate David, so his life was shortened
  • 75. Tarnished reputation
    • His accomplishments were soon forgotten
    • We don't remember his wise rulings, but his foolish decisions
    • Israel was never greater than in his day, but his son ruled over only one tribe
    • His wealth was taken by Shishak
  • 76. 1 Kings 14:25-26 NIV
    • In the fifth year of King Rehoboam, Shishak king of Egypt attacked Jerusalem. (26) He carried off the treasures of the temple of the LORD and the treasures of the royal palace. He took everything, including all the gold shields Solomon had made.
  • 77. Lost honor
    • In his day he was respected
    • Today, many name sons David – few name them Solomon
    • His temple lasted for awhile, but it was destroyed in 586 BC
  • 78. Byron:
    • "The thorns which I have reaped are those I have planted. they have torn me and I bleed. I should have known what fruit would spring from such a seed."
    • Solomon lost his advantages because of seeds he planted
    • Two Observations
  • 79. The rebellious will not accept Biblical History
    • Solomon knew of God's judgments on David: God disciplines the defiant
    • Yet, when we want to sin, we go ahead and do it - not in ignorance, but in defiance
    • Who can afford to have God as an enemy?
  • 80. The rebellious will not escape personal tragedy
    • God sees the fist you've clenched
    • He hears the words you mutter under your breath
    • Galatians 6:7 NIV Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
    • If you live in defiance, you will have your own Hadads and Rezons and your own tarnished reputation to pass on
  • 81. A team of horses took off with a boy in a wagon
    • Isaac Parker raced to it on horseback and saved the boy inside
    • The boy later turned to a life of crime and became an outlaw
  • 82. Parker became the Indian Territory’s “Hanging Judge”
    • The boy was hauled in front of the court
    • He recognized Judge Parker as the man who had saved him
    • He asked for mercy
    • Judge Parker replied: “That day I was your savior. Today I am your judge.”
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  • 100. Closing Prayer Please remain for a brief period of fellowship followed by Bible Classes from 10:30 to 11:15