1 Kings 9:1-9
After Solomon had completed the temple and his palace, God appeared to him again. God tells Solomon that He has heard Solomon’s prayers and He will be in the temple. Then God renews his promise to David of an everlasting kingdom with Solomon. But this promise has conditions. Yes God promises to let their family rule Israel, but the kings must follow God’s law. God goes on to warn that the people must not worship other gods and if they do they will lose the land and be mocked by others. Why do you think God is reminding Solomon of these warnings? Do the Israelites have a good history of following the law? Not really. When times are good, the people of Israel have a history of turning away from God and only coming back when things are really bad. God is reminding Solomon and his people that disobedience has consequences. That if they turn from God they are bringing bad things on themselves. God’s rules are there to help us, when we disobey we bring problems on ourselves!
Make a stop sign. Talk about how obeying stop signs is about keeping us safe when we drive not just about someone else getting to tell us what to do!!