Bible in 90 Days Day 33 Using the SOAP Method
II Chronicles 7: 11 - 22 to II Chronicles 23: 1 15
7 Solomon completes the house of God and God tells Solomon he will be blessed if he follows God and will be miserable if he does not
8 Solomon reigns and continues to serve God
9 The Queen of Sheba came and tested Solomon. She found his wisdom to match his reputation. Solomon is the richest of all kings in the land.
10 When Rehoboam, Solomon’s son, became king he listened to his young friends rather than his father’s advisors and thus had a hard time as ruler.
11 Rehoboam ruled and followed God as David and Solomon and thus pleased God
12 After his kingdom was strong, Rehoboam strayed from God and suffered the penalty, when he returned to God he was again blessed
13 Judah stayed true to God and was successful I battle
14 Asa became king and had peace and when he went into battle he called upon God and was victorious
15 Asa is warned that if he stands with God, God will be with him, but if he forsakes God, God will forsake him. Asa stood with God and even removed his mother as Queen when she engaged in idol worship.
16 After 39 years of reign Asa became ill in his feet, but did not seek God’s help for a cure. He died.
17 Jehoshaphat became king
18 The Israselites asked Jehoshaphat to go to war with them and Jehosophat asked if he could inquire of God first
19 After the war, Jehoshaphat returned to Jerusalem and made provisions so the people could serve God as they ought
20 Many people came to fight against Jehoshaphat and he called upon God who promised him, Jehosophat would not have to fight because God would show his power among the warriors
21 Jehoshaphat died and his son Jehoram reigned in his place. Jehoram did evil in the sight of God, but God did not destroy him because of promises God had made to David.
22 Ahaziah became king and he did evil in the eyes of God as his mother counseled him and when he died his mother tried to destroy his entire bloodline.
23 A new king who would serve God was annointed
The part of this scripture that resonated with me most was how Rehoboam, the son of the wisest man ever, chose not to follow the wise elders, but instead followed his young friends. We must be careful as we explore new technologies and new ways of doing things, we should not forsake old and proven methods of wisdom. We must find a way to strike a balance between the old proven methods and new methods and new technologies.
Heavenly Father, thank you for being my Lord and Savior. Thank you for being all I need in a God. I thank you for my life, health and strength. I pray that you help me to be what you want me to be as a wife, mother, and child of God. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.