By Philip Graham Ryken
First, the tales of Solomon specialise in the topics of cash, intercourse, and gear, inviting us to benefit from Solomon’s instance. can we use this stuff properly for state reasons, or foolishly abuse them for egocentric achieve? Then the center of the tale, at the divided nation, indicates the harmful outcomes of sin one of the humans of God—especially the sin of idolatry. the ultimate part demonstrates the facility of prayer to the genuine and dwelling God, as exemplified within the existence and ministry of God’s prophet Elijah.
Phil Ryken either brings out the main issues of those 3 sections and illustrates how they arrive jointly of their specialize in the gospel of Jesus Christ, specifically his kingly and prophetic workplaces. this is often an outstanding source in the event you need a devotional reduction and may support Bible expositors reliably train a redemptive-historical view of this crucial outdated testomony book.
As are all of the books within the Reformed Expository observation sequence, this exposition of one Kings is obtainable to either pastors and lay readers. every one quantity within the sequence presents exposition that provides cautious consciousness to the biblical textual content, is doctrinally Reformed, specializes in Christ during the lens of redemptive background, and applies the Bible to our modern setting.
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1 Kings (Reformed Expository Commentaries) by Philip Graham Ryken