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  1. Israel and Her King

  2. Israel and Her King God promises that he will bless the people of Israel and establish their nation, for one purpose.

  3. 12 “And because you listen to these rules and keep and do them, the Lord your God will keep with you the covenant and the steadfast love that he swore to your fathers. 13 He will love you, bless you, and multiply you. He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your wine and your oil, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock, in the land that he swore to your fathers to give you. Deuteronomy 7:12-13 (ESV)

  4. Israel and Her King God promises that he will bless the people of Israel and establish their nation, for one purpose. The people were to obey the laws of God.

  5. Israel and Her King God promises that he will bless the people of Israel and establish their nation, for one purpose. The people were to obey the laws of God. God would use his people to spread his worship throughout the earth.

  6. The Coming King

  7. The Coming King Israel had a long history with a King

  8. The Coming King Israel had a long history with a King The people of Israel demanded a King

  9. But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” And Samuel prayed to the Lord. 7 And the Lord said to Samuel, “Obey the voice of the people in all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them. 8 According to all the deeds that they have done, from the day I brought them up out of Egypt even to this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are also doing to you.

  10. 9 Now then, obey their voice; only you shall solemnly warn them and show them the ways of the king who shall reign over them.” 1 Samuel 8:6-9 (ESV)

  11. The Kings of Israel

  12. The Kings of Israel Saul

  13. The Kings of Israel Saul Never actually made the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob his God.

  14. The Kings of Israel Saul Never actually made the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob his God. David

  15. The Kings of Israel Saul Never actually made the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob his God. David He was a man after God’s own heart.

  16. And your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me.Your throne shall be established forever. 2 Samuel 7:16 (ESV)

  17. The Kings of Israel Saul Never actually made the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob his God. David He was a man after God’s own heart. Yet, he failed miserably in his affair with Bathsheba.

  18. The Kings of Israel Solomon

  19. The Kings of Israel Solomon The wisest man.

  20. The Kings of Israel Solomon The wisest man. Yet he abandons God in the end.

  21. The Kings of Israel After Solomon the kingdom is split.

  22. The Kings of Israel After Solomon the kingdom is split. In the northern kingdom every single king leads the people astray.

  23. The Kings of Israel After Solomon the kingdom is split. In the northern kingdom every single king leads the people astray. The northern kingdom is destroyed by Assyria and ceases to exist.

  24. The Kings of Israel The southern kingdom has a number of kings.

  25. The Kings of Israel The southern kingdom has a number of kings. Some of them —Asa, Hezekiah, and Josiah— follow the Lord.

  26. The Kings of Israel The southern kingdom has a number of kings. Some of them —Asa, Hezekiah, and Josiah— follow the Lord. Several of them —Abijah, Ahaziah, and Manasseh— lead the people into evil.

  27. The Kings of Israel The southern kingdom has a number of kings. Some of them —Asa, Hezekiah, and Josiah— follow the Lord. Several of them —Abijah, Ahaziah, and Manasseh— lead the people into evil.

  28. The Kings of Israel As a group the kings of Israel are a disappointment.

  29. The Kings of Israel As a group the kings of Israel are a disappointment. They failed to worship the Lord.

  30. The Kings of Israel As a group the kings of Israel are a disappointment. They failed to worship the Lord. They failed to extend the worship of the Lord over the entire earth.

  31. “Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” declares the Lord Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who care for my people: “You have scattered my flock and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for your evil deeds, declares the Lord. 3 Then I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to their fold, and they shall be fruitful and multiply.

  32. I will set shepherds over them who will care for them, and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall any be missing, declares the Lord. 5 “Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. 6 In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’ Jeremiah 23:1-6 (ESV)

  33. Israel and Her King On the eve of Christ’s birth, the Jews were looking for a king to restore their political independence.

  34. Israel and Her King On the eve of Christ’s birth, the Jews were looking for a king to restore their political independence. They had missed the real implications of the prophesy.

  35. I will set shepherds over them who will care for them, and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall any be missing, declares the Lord. 5 “Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. 6 In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’ Jeremiah 23:1-6 (ESV)

  36. I will set shepherds over them who will care for them, and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall any be missing, declares the Lord. 5 “Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. 6 In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’ Jeremiah 23:1-6 (ESV)

  37. The King and Us

  38. The King and Us We need to realize the mission of God.

  39. The King and Us We need to realize the mission of God. We should be careful to realize that God’s plans may not fit into our own political agendas.

  40. The King and Us We need to realize the mission of God. We should be careful to realize that God’s plans may not fit into our own political agendas. We should rejoice that we have a king, who reigns right now, who will lead us to righteousness.