Bible Passage 1 Kings 3: 7-13 Study Guide

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(Mr. Ellis’ Bible Class) DEVOTION OUTLINE FORM Name: Fiana Yeh
Bible Passage: 1 Kings 3:7-14 ( General Theme.
Supporting Details: Connect (What does your Bible passage say to support your main point?), Explain (What does your main point mean?), Apply (What does your main point mean for me and you? Give a story that specifically shows how it can affect our lives.)

Main Point 1: We should be selfless—always thinking and looking out for others before ourselves.

Supporting Details 1:
- Connect: In verse 9, Solomon asks God to be able to “discern between good and evil” so that he will be able to have “an understanding mind to govern your people”. o He asked God for something that would benefit
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o Wisdom could have been useful to Solomon, but Solomon intended to use this wisdom so that he could make the nation stronger and better.
- Apply: Serve your community o Don’t sit at your couch doing nothing!
 Motivate yourself so that you want to help your community.
• We should do things with all of our heart
• Make sure you are doing these things because you want to o Examples of community service:
 going to a senior center
 spending time at an animal shelter
 working at the local library
 helping out at your church

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Main Point 2: If you are ever struggling with something or need help, go to God, do not rely on yourself.

Supporting Details 2:
- Connect: Verse 7 tells us that Solomon went to God for help. o Solomon did not know how to rule a
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o God was also going to give Solomon a long life if he continued to follow God.
 Solomon’s faith wavered and stopped following God’s commandments.
 He did not get the reward of a long life.
- Apply: Listening and not lying to your parents can lead to them trusting you and other rewards o If you have a reputation for lying, your parents won’t trust you when you need their trust.
 Going on a big trip, like to Disneyland for the end of eight grade, requires a lot of trust from your parents.
• If your parents do not trust you, they will not let you go on a trip like this.
• Not going can be a big disappointment for you and your friends.
 Many opportunities can be closed due to you having to stay home without your parents’ trust. o The greatest reward is going to heaven if we accept Jesus as our Savior.
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Questions: (From your devotion’s big ideas; Specific; Simple, but not too easy; Not 1-word answers; Thought-provoking)

1. Question: Why should we be selfless and put others before ourselves?
Answer: You will be able to benefit your

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