Israel’s Choice, Pt. 11 – Kings of Israel

Israel’s Choice, Pt. 11 – Kings of Israel

In this series the question is being asked, “Did God’s people get the curses or the blessings?” We have already seen God’s prophesy that His people would choose the curses. Although there was some measure of judgment in the time of the Judges, the curses were more fully applied during the time of the kings … Continue reading

Israel’s Choice, Pt. 9 – Divided Kingdom

Israel’s Choice, Pt. 9 – Divided Kingdom

BC 931 The Nation Divided. After Solomon’s reign the nation (12 tribes) of Israel was divided into two separate kingdoms: ISRAEL: consisting of the 10 Northern Tribes, and JUDAH: consisting of the 2 Southern Tribes. Why was the kingdom divided? Was this blessing or curse? 1 Kings 11:28-33 “And the man Jeroboam was a mighty … Continue reading

Israel’s Choice, Pt. 7 – Time of the Judges

Israel’s Choice, Pt. 7 – Time of the Judges

Allow me to summarize what we have been studying so far in this series. When God gave His law at Sinai, he revealed something about his character. He is a jealous God (Exodus 20:5), meaning that He desires his people to be faithful, loyal, and undefiled. As the Israelites repeatedly broke the covenant and proved unfaithful to … Continue reading

Israel’s Choice, Pt. 6 – Journey to the Border

Israel’s Choice, Pt. 6 – Journey to the Border

After the law was given at Mount Sinai, how long did the Israelites stay faithful to their promise to obey the covenant? Sadly, not very long. Deuteronomy 9:16 “And I looked, and, behold, ye had sinned against the Lord your God, and had made you a molten calf: ye had turned aside quickly out of … Continue reading