The Reading for Today: 1 Kings 13—14
God-fearing to people pleasing—this is what happens when God’s people split in two. It is the story of mostly evil kings. Even the account of the “man of God” in chapter 13 reminds us of what can happen when we are not careful about the company we keep.
Evil at the top as well as at the grass roots have the two nations turn away from the Lord. Look at how God’s people treat the Lord after all that God has done! God brought them from slavery to freedom. How tragic—just after the Temple is built, it is emptied as the people leave and worship idols elsewhere.
How strong are your resolves to live in the Temple of the Lord’s risen body?
The Reading for Today
This is the ninth of thirteen weeks in the season of Pentecost, Year B
Tuesdays in this season are dedicated to 1 Kings.