1 Kings 16:9 — Just some tactical advice: if you are going to lead an insurrection, make sure you’re the captain of the whole host (1 Kings 16:16), and not just a partial captain. Also, here’s more tactical advice: drunkenness does not become kings (Proverbs 31:4).
1 Kings 16:23 — We actually have several secular records of Omri. From the Associates for Biblical Research (ABR):
Omri had occupied the land of Medeba (northern Moab), and had dwelt there in his time (Albright 1969: 320; for a discussion of the Mesha Inscription, see Wood 1996b).
1 Kings 16:31 — Jeroboam violated the 2nd Commandment – using graven images to worship the LORD in a way He forbade. Ahab violated the 1st & 2nd Commandment – using graven images to worship Baal, another god.
1 Kings 17:12 — Interesting phrase: “thy god,” as opposed to “my god.” Jesus referred to this incident. Elijah went not to a widow in his hometown, but to Zarephath of Sidon (Luke 4:25-26).
1 Kings 17:24 — Now after the miracle of the cruse of oil the widow didn’t say this, only after the return of her son.
Acts 10:26 — This is helpful, because when a being does not tell the worshipful human to arise, it implies they are God.
Psalm 134:1 — “Bless” comes from the Hebrew word “barach.” From GotQuestions.org:
The Hebrew word most often translated “bless” is barak, which can mean to praise, congratulate, or salute, and is even used to mean a curse. Genesis 1:22 is the first occurrence, when God blessed the sea creatures and birds, telling them to be fruitful and multiply in the earth.
Proverbs 17:9 — The lost art of discretion. Some stuff does not belong on Facebook.
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