1 Kings 10: 23 "So King Solomon surpassed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom. 26 gathered chariots and horsemen; he had 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horsemen, in the chariot cities and with the king in Jerusalem. 27 He made gold/silver as common in Jerusalem as stones…28 Also Solomon had horses imported from Egypt and Keveh; 11:1 But King Solomon loved many foreign women, as well as the daughter of Pharaoh: women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites— 2 from the nations of whom the LORD had said to the children of Israel, "You shall not intermarry with them, nor they with you. Surely they will turn away your hearts after their gods." Solomon clung to these in love. 3 And he had 700 wives, princesses, and 300 concubines; and his wives turned away his heart. 9 So the LORD became angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned from the LORD God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice."
- Doctrine - The Path?
- Reproof - Where I'm off the path?
- Correction - How to get back on the path?
- Instruction/Training - How to stay on the path?
- What God's like?
- What I'm like/should be like?
- What He expects of me?
- What I can expect of Him?
- Develop a plan; See Standard Suggestions Sheet in TOYL; Read the passage that's being taught at your church.
See the Daily Prayer Pattern on the Weekly Prayer List in TOYL. See Psalm 5 sermon on Truthbase.net. Pray the scriptures back to God in your own words, in the first person, substituting "I, me, my" when appropriate. Take away a doggie bag, by jotting down a key applicational thought (journal/Post-it). Share with someone. Memorize. TOYL.
- Why is a consistent QT almost universally difficult? What are your best reasons for having a QT? What motivates you to have a QT?
- Why do QT’s become stale or you don’t get anything out of them? How can you have a feast with God (Milk, Cereal=dry and nourishing, vs a Sizzling steak)?
- What factors/conditions are in effect when you have a great interactive time with God? How can you make those times be the norm?