How old was Rehoboam when he began his reign?
Who was Rehoboam's father?
Did Nadab do good or evil in the sight of the Lord?
LESSON: As we read these Old Testament Scriptures, we see over and over the struggle between good and evil. It is a never-ending battle. To give up is to accept defeat. Fight the good fight.
PRAYER: Lord God, help me in the battle between good and evil. Help me to be victorious. Amen.
We are living in troublesome times! We have seen many changes in our country since 2001, and particularly since 2004. Our nation is facing tremendous political trials, moral standards that were once wrong are now considered right, Christians in this country are beginning to face persecution as never before, and there are heartaches and temptations such as we have not witnessed in our lifetime. For those who do not know the Lord, they are perplexed and see no hope for the future. When the heavy weight of having to do battle comes upon you, remember the words of the Lord in Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." Faith in God brings peace for the battle and for the unknown. We receive comfort for the burdens that can weigh us down. As we prepare for each new day, begin with prayer to Almighty God. He will give you strength for the day. Read your Bible daily for the word that God has just for you. For a mid-week lift, fellowship with your church family and be encouraged with a Bible study and prayer time. The apostle Paul said, "Forsake not the assembling of yourselves together." All of these things help to give us strength for the journey of daily living and for the battles that assail us.