‘The Story’ Lesson 14

The Story: Personal Journal & Discussion Guide

A Kingdom Torn in Two

Key question: Why is it important to do what is right in God’s eyes?

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  1. Whenever I study your materials about the Story, I was surprised. It is Great ! Thanks God for your ministry !

    I want to ask one thing at chapter 14.

    3. After Jeroboam sought advice, he placed one golden calf in Bethel on the main road to Jerusalem and the other in Dan, near Israel’s northern border. …

    4.(a) Jeroboam’s advisors told him to disobey God’s command. What does this tell us about the
    advisors (12:28)?

    Is there any biblical reference that Jeroboam ask advice? I can not find any hint at any Bible.

    • Thank you! I look forward to the translations as you prepare them–that is a wonderful service. Did you see the note on the main download page of a person expressing gratitude to you?

      Question 4a refers to 1 Kings 12:28, which in NIV says, “After seeking advice, the king …” ESV says, “So the king took counsel.” NASB says, “So the king consulted.”

      Jeroboam sought advice from politically astute, but ungodly people. He did the opposite of what Psalm 1 tells us a blessed person should do. The steps he took to establish a dynasty instead ensured its destruction. The lesson we learn from his mistakes is to seek godly counselors who know and obey God’s word.

  2. Thank you ! I got it.

    Unfortunately, In Korean Version Bible, They translated Hebrew ” Yaasts” into just “Plan” but not ” advise, counsel”.

    So, I cannot catch the meaning through the Korean Bible.

    I need a explanation at the Korean Version of “Personal Journal & Discussion Guide”

    • Interesting! The NASB text note says, “Lit took counsel,” so you could update the question to read, “… What does this tell us about the advisors (12:28 reads literally, ‘the king took counsel’)?” Would that work? Or add your own note in brackets, followed by your name, like this: [Note: The Korean translation says “plans,” but the Hebrew “Yaasts” is literally “took counsel”–Dong-Myung Choi.]

  3. 9. (a) According to 1 Kings 15:12–15, what did Asa king of Judah do? (b) Why (15:15)?

    Is it correct, reference bible vers 1kings 15:15 for “Why” ?

    I guess v 14 is more reasonable.

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