1 Kings 9
1 Kings 9 4/26/20
1 As soon as Solomon had finished building the house of the Lord and the king's house and all that Solomon desired to build, 2 the Lord appeared to Solomon a second time, as he had appeared to him at Gibeon. 3 And the Lord said to him, “I have heard your prayer and your plea, which you have made before me. I have consecrated this house that you have built, by putting my name there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there for all time. 4 And as for you, if you will walk before me, as David your father walked, with integrity of heart and uprightness, doing according to all that I have commanded you, and keeping my statutes and my rules, 5 then I will establish your royal throne over Israel forever, as I promised David your father, saying, ‘You shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.’ 6 But if you turn aside from following me, you or your children, and do not keep my commandments and my statutes that I have set before you, but go and serve other gods and worship them, 7 then I will cut off Israel from the land that I have given them, and the house that I have consecrated for my name I will cast out of my sight, and Israel will become a proverb and a byword among all peoples. 8 And this house will become a heap of ruins. Everyone passing by it will be astonished and will hiss, and they will say, ‘Why has the Lord done thus to this land and to this house?’ 9 Then they will say, ‘Because they abandoned the Lord their God who brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt and laid hold on other gods and worshiped them and served them. Therefore the Lord has brought all this disaster on them.’” Cf. 2 Chronicles 7:13-14
When God looks at Solomon and the National of Israel, it is through the lens of pre-death, burial, and resurrection (gospel) of Jesus.
Throughout this book, I want you to remember these two words: prescriptive and descriptive.
Romans 6:12-19 12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. 13 Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. 14 For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.
The motivation today not out of law, but God’s grace.
15 What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! 16 Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, 18 and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. 19 I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. Cf. Romans 7:7
LAW / PRE-GOSPEL (L) GRACE / POST-GOSPEL (G)
(L) Genesis 17:10 This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your offspring after you: Every male among you shall be circumcised. Cf. Deutoronmy 10:16; Luke 2:21; Acts 15:1
(G) Galatians 5:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love. Cf. Romans 2:25-29; Galatians 6:15; Colossians 3:11-15
(L) Exodus 20:8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Exodus 31:14 You shall keep the Sabbath, because it is holy for you. Everyone who profanes it shall be put to death. Whoever does any work on it, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
(G) Acts 20:7 On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread Cf. 1 Corinthians 16:2 Romans 14:5-6 5 One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. 6 The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. Cf. Colossians 2:16-17
(L) Matthew 6:14-15 14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, 15 but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
(G) Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Cf. Colossians 3:13
Romans 8:3-4 3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
Why would God do it this way? You don't see the value until you know the price. There’s nothing more to be punished. There is no plague to be sent. All cursing and plagues for our sins were taken by Jesus once and for all. When we look back on history we see the value of the price that was paid.
The Temple of God: Live motivated by the grace of God. Cf. John 10:10; Galatians 5:14
Idol: Live under the burden of the law, or live thinking you have a license to sin.