1 Kings (Reformed Expository Commentaries) by Philip Graham Ryken

By Philip Graham Ryken

Dynasties, fractured kingdoms, prophecies of coming hardships—the e-book of one Kings is a grand, sweeping narrative of the start of the downfall of God’s humans. Its dimension and scope could appear intimidating, yet Phil Ryken indicates us during this biblical, doctrinal, useful, and Christological remark how this enforcing publication could be divided into 3 key sections.

First, the tales of Solomon concentrate on the subjects of cash, intercourse, and gear, inviting us to benefit from Solomon’s instance. do we use this stuff correctly for nation reasons, or foolishly abuse them for egocentric achieve? Then the center of the tale, at the divided state, exhibits the damaging outcomes of sin one of the humans of God—especially the sin of idolatry. the ultimate part demonstrates the facility of prayer to the real and dwelling God, as exemplified within the lifestyles and ministry of God’s prophet Elijah.

Phil Ryken either brings out the most important topics of those 3 sections and illustrates how they arrive jointly of their concentrate on the gospel of Jesus Christ, particularly his kingly and prophetic workplaces. this is often a great source when you desire a devotional relief and may aid Bible expositors reliably train a redemptive-historical view of this significant outdated testomony book.

As are the entire books within the Reformed Expository remark sequence, this exposition of one Kings is obtainable to either pastors and lay readers. every one quantity within the sequence offers exposition that provides cautious consciousness to the biblical textual content, is doctrinally Reformed, specializes in Christ during the lens of redemptive historical past, and applies the Bible to our modern setting.

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