05.07.2018 Old Testament: 1Ki 14.29–31
To read the Bible in a year, read First Kings 14–15 on May 7, In the year of our Lord 2018
By Don Ruhl
We read the brief history of the kings of Israel and Judah revealed in Scripture, and we critique them or imitate them, perhaps not thinking what it would be like to have our lives recorded in Scripture for all the world to know. Of the last days of Rehoboam, the Bible says,
Now the rest of the acts of Rehoboam, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their days. So Rehoboam rested with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the City of David. His mother’s name was Naamah, an Ammonitess. Then Abijam his son reigned in his place (1 Kings 14.29–31).
If the Lord decided to record your life, what would He write? Have you followed Jesus with all your heart, or have you made someone else the model of your life? Truly, the Lord is writing a book on the lives of each of us and at the Judgment, He will open our books and judge us by the things written down.
- Have you repented of all your sin that the Lord might forgive you of it and that He might not bring up that sin at the Judgment?