1 Kings 13

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Don, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Don

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    Help me out; starting in verse 11, we see an old prophet leading a man of God astray and causing his demise. Would you call this old prophet a "man of God?" Why did he lie to the other man of God? Why do you think God placed this story here for us to read?
     
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    Don, It looks to me like the old man of God had become complicit in some of Jereboams disobedience to God. The second prophet was punished for going against Gods direct instruction to him. It appears that only the lion was fully obedient in this story. Are you seeing it similarly?
     
  3. Don

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    Lion - yes.

    Young prophet - yes.

    Old prophet - hadn't thought of it in terms of complicity. Was thinking along the lines of jealousy.

    I notice you call the younger a prophet; does that mean that if we refer to the younger as "man of God," we can also refer to the older as "man of God"? Secondary question here is, those who revere "the man of God," what lesson do we take from this passage?
     
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    Here's what David Guzik has to say. I find it interesting.

     
  5. Don

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    How many of our young men in bible schools went there knowing that God had a certain plan for them, but were subsequently told by respected, elder men of God they should go a different way?
     

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