Naringal Baptist Church
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Song - For All You’ve Done
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Interview with Nat Ballinger
God Punishes Solomon
1 Kings 11:1-13; John 3:16-21
1 Kings 11:9(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.
This is a sad story – the spiritual failure of Solomon leading to the political failure of Israel.
Sin always has its consequences.
Romans 6:23(NIV): For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
- Solomon sinned against the Lord - 1 Kings 11:4-6, John 3:19
- God became angry - 1 Kings 11:9-10, John 3:18
- God punished Solomon - 1 Kings 11:11-13, John 3:17
We are all like Solomon. Will we turn away as Solomon did?
1 Kings 11:4(NIV): As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father had been.
Or will we turn towards God, as Solomon’s father David did?
Psalm 51:1-2(NIV): Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
God’s desire is not to condemn us, but to save us.
John 3:16-17(NIV): For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.