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Kings 11

Posted on by John Chiarello


Revelation 22:16

I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

Kings 11- https://youtu.be/GtTRfebK1wI




https://youtu.be/oKubgHicoBU 8-20-17 News update



.Solomon judged

.1000 wives


.Adversaries come

.Hadad- Rezon


.Hadad- the lone survivor of the slaughter of the Edomites

.The prophet Ahijah

.History of the church seen in the history of the division of the tribes

.The magisterial reformers


.Been to lake Geneva

.Justification by faith

.Protestants- like Judah [southern tribe] were indeed more doctrinally pure

.Yet over time- like Judah- God rebuked them and said they were worse!

.Why?- It was a matter of the heart

.Solomon dies

.Rehoboam ascends to the throne

.Leadership principles

.What was Solomon’s main problem- his adversaries?

.No- his heart



I’ll add my past commentary on this chapter below- and hit on a few points here.

I said in the beginning of this study that Solomon’s rule is covered more than any other King in this book.

And in this chapter- his rule comes to an end- actually a sad end.


He is judged by God because of allowing idolatry to enter into the kingdom.

He ‘loved’ many women- about 1000- and as he grew in years- they turned his heart after their god’s.


God pronounces judgment- and we see 3 particular people he uses to be a thorn in the side of Solomon.

Hadad was the lone survivor of an earlier attempt by King David [under Joab] to wipe out the Edomites.

I find the story of Hadad interesting.


It sort of goes along the line of Moses.

He escapes as a young child- and is brought up in the house of Pharaoh himself.

Over time he returns to the land of Israel- and fights against Solomon.


Another man by the name of Rezon is also ordained of God- to be part of the opposition.

Yet it’s a man from the nation of Israel- Jeroboam [from Ephraim] that is chosen to become the king of the 10 northern tribes.


Yes- God takes the kingdom from Solomon- and gives 10 tribes to Jeroboam.

But he permits Solomon's son- Rehoboam- to rule over the Southern tribe- Judah.


God does this to keep his promise to king David- that he will always have a son on the throne-

1Kings 11:36 And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light alway before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there.

The theological significance to all of this- is the promise of a coming Messiah [Jesus] is tied into the promises God made to David.

Eventually Jesus himself comes as the ultimate fulfillment of the promise- and as I taught before- he comes from the tribe of Judah- the Son of David.


I talked about more on the video- but wanted to add this- to keep us on track of the meaning of all of these Old testament books-

The Prophets the Psalms the law-


All of this history finds it’s ultimate meaning in the person of Jesus Christ- [overblog- see here- https://ccoutreach87.com/2017/08/22/kings-11/ ]

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