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pass6 1 Kings 14:25-26 – In the fifth year of King Rehoboam, Shishak king of Egypt attackedJerusalem. 26 He carried off the treasures of the temple of the Lord and the treasures of the royal palace. He took everything, including all the gold shields Solomon had made.

We sometimes inherit things that don’t belong to us. How do we appreciate the things that have been freely given if we don’t see them as gifts? What about the things we obtain and take all the credit for? God taught Rehoboam a mighty lesson. Less than 5 years after Solomon’s death, it all disappeared. The glory was gone, the wealth was gone, the power and the money vanished in an instant. The people had become spiritually corrupt and lost everything they held dear. They made “THINGS” more important than God. When God leaves us to ourselves, everything else becomes useless. We cannot take our prized possessions with us, so why do we put such a high value on items instead of on God’s word?

pass7You can read 1 Kings 13-16 about the kings of Israel and Judah at www.biblegateway.com.. What a testimony to God’s favor and mercy upon us all! Join in the discussion by posting comments or questions below and let’s do this together!! #ReadtheBible #bgbg2 #BibleGateway #newbeginnings #1Kings

To further your reading, and to dive a bit deeper, consider this from

1 John 2:17The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.

Are you doing the will of God? Or are you allowing the desire for possessions and pleasures get the best of you? We must have courage to deny ourselves temporary worldly pleasures in order to enjoy what God has promised for eternity through His Son, Jesus Christ.

Related Scriptures: Matthew 24:35; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Matthew 5:18

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