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Today's reading: 1 Kings 11:9-43

The first few verses of our passage today spoke loudly to me. Despite God's blessing paired with repeated instructions and cautions, Solomon chose to go his own way and serve other gods. As a result, God is angry and there are far reaching consequences--for Solomon, his descendants and the entire nation of Israel.

What are the things that can become "other gods" to you if you're not being mindful of, and intentional about, your relationship with God? What's one thing that stood out to you from 1 Kings 11 about the consequences of turning away from God? Tami

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Many of our daily activities can become "gods" to us as watching TV, playing sports, even making this blog a "god" by writing our comments daily. As 1 Kings 11 states, if we do not put Him first, what we have could be given to others.

In the midst of all of the consequences, God's faithfulness to David, who is long since dead, speaks volumes as to the nature of our lives after death. He refers to David in the present, because He's the God of the living, not the dead.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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