Sketches of Sermons
1 Kings 13:11-32
Now there dwelled an old prophet in Bethel; and his sons came and told him all the works that the man of God had done that day in Bethel…
I. HIS GENERAL CHARACTER — "The man of God." The designation itself may serve to denote, in those to whom it refers:
1. Their special employment.
2. Their special qualifications. As God engaged them in His work, so He furnished them for it.
3. Their eminent devotedness.
(1) Observe his fidelity and zeal
(2) Observe his meekness and placability.
(3) Observe, too, his fortitude and disinterestedness (vers. 7-9).
II. His TEMPTATION (vers. 11-18). This temptation was —
1. In suitable time and circumstances.
2. By a suitable agent; — an old prophet. Venerable through age, — a prophet in garb and appearance, — and professing a direct and special revelation (ver. 18.)
III. His FALL. Here we must blame —
1. His unwatchfulness.
2. His easy credulity and compliance.
3. His positive transgression.
IV. His PUNISHMENT.
(Sketches of Sermons.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Now there dwelt an old prophet in Bethel; and his sons came and told him all the works that the man of God had done that day in Bethel: the words which he had spoken unto the king, them they told also to their father.
WEB: Now there lived an old prophet in Bethel; and one of his sons came and told him all the works that the man of God had done that day in Bethel. They also told their father the words which he had spoken to the king.