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Last week we introduced the study by giving some background information. This week we're going to delve into the study ...
It is always best when beginning any Bible study to begin by reading the selected Scriptures and that's the first 'to-do' in this study … read I Kings 17:8-24 and Luke 4:25-26. (No skipping this reading ladies; it is very important!)
As mentioned in the introduction, our study takes place under the reign of King Ahab. I Kings 16:30-33 tells us what kind of a king Ahab was. Write these verses down and underline the things he did that displeased God.
Behind every good man there is a good woman and a lot of the time behind every bad man there is an equally bad woman. Such was the case with King Ahab whose wife was the famed “Jezebel.” Write out the things mentioned in I Kings 18:4 and II Kings 9:22 that Jezebel did that displeased God.
I’m sure some of you are thinking that if this study is suppose to be about the widow of Zarephath, why are we researching King Ahab and his wife Jezebel. Hold on dear ladies, in order to understand the plight of the ‘selected lady of this study’ we need to understand what was going on around her at the time and as you will see King Ahab and his wife Jezebel played an important role in ‘what was going on’ at the time.
What are your thoughts on King Ahab and Queen Jezebel?
Do you agree or disagree that a wife can play a significant role in her husband's life, both for good and for bad?
Was Queen Jezebel's influence good or bad on her husband?
In the next lesson in this study a prophet of God enters the picture!