King Me Part “Compromise”
King Me – Part 8
The end of the story of the kings is not a ______________ ending.
Before the kingdom splits God chooses a man named __________________ to be king of the northern tribes.
This was both an ______________ and a _______________ time for Jeroboam.
In an _________________ time, Jeroboam makes an _____________________ decision.
1 Kings 12:25-33
Golden Calves at Bethel and Dan
25 Then Jeroboam fortified Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim and lived there. From there he went out and built up Peniel.[a]
26 Jeroboam thought to himself, “The kingdom will now likely revert to the house of David. 27 If these people go up to offer sacrifices at the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem, they will again give their allegiance to their lord, Rehoboam king of Judah. They will kill me and return to King Rehoboam.”
28 After seeking advice, the king made two golden calves. He said to the people, “It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Here are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.” 29 One he set up in Bethel, and the other in Dan. 30 And this thing became a sin; the people came to worship the one at Bethel and went as far as Dan to worship the other.[b]
31 Jeroboam built shrines on high places and appointed priests from all sorts of people, even though they were not Levites. 32 He instituted a festival on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, like the festival held in Judah, and offered sacrifices on the altar. This he did in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves he had made. And at Bethel he also installed priests at the high places he had made. 33 On the fifteenth day of the eighth month, a month of his own choosing, he offered sacrifices on the altar he had built at Bethel. So he instituted the festival for the Israelites and went up to the altar to make offerings.
Jeroboam _________________ the truth out of _____________.
Fear often works best in ___________________ but ___________________ environments.
- Compromise is rooted in _____________ and not _____________.
- Compromise often occurs in an ______________ of _________________.
- Compromise robs you of ________________ worship.
Jeroboam’s compromise seals his ______________.
Compromise doesn’t mean __________________God’s plan altogether…just __________________it a little.