June 15 | Consequences of Disobedience

Today’s Reading:

Read I Kings 13:1-6; 13:33; 14:-7-10,19; I Kings 13:21-23; 25-21; I Chronicles 11:1-5;13-17; I Chronicles 12:4; 9-15

Remember the T-chart we made yesterday comparing the Northern and Southern Kingdoms?  You will need it again today.  As you read, add to your chart details about what happened in the Northern and Southern Kingdoms.  (Hold onto this- we’ll come back to it often in the next several weeks.) 

The choices that both King Rehoboam (Southern Kingdom/Judah) and King Jeroboam (Northern Kingdom/Israel) were making were not honoring God!  Sadly, even as a divided Kingdom, both the Northern and Southern kingdoms were making choices that would lead to devastating consequences. 

Jeroboam reigned for 22 years as king of Judah (Southern Kingdom).  And in that time, he continued to disregard God’s laws.  Not only did he build temples with idols in them, he also allowed anyone to become a priest- ignoring God’s direction that only the Levite tribe should be anointed as priests.  I Kings 13:34 says, “This was the sin that caused the house of Jeroboam to be cut off and obliterated from the face of the earth.” 

Rehoboam reigned for 17 years as King of Israel (Northern Kingdom) and  also “abandoned the law of the Lord.” (2 Chronicles 12:1).  Under Rehoboam’s reign, the King of Egypt attacked Israel and took the treasuries of the Lord’s temple. 2 Chronicles 12:14 says, “Rehoboam did was evil because he did not determine in his heart to seek the Lord.” 


Disobedience leads to consequences in our lives, in the same way it did for the IsraelitesAs a family, talk about why consequences are important and often necessaryAsk God to help you determine in your heart to seek the Lord!   

June Memory Verse:

“Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.”

Using the daily reading prompts from George H. Guthrie’s Read the Bible for Life, here’s how to use this devotional:
  1. Bring your Bible!  Your kids need to see that everything you are reading to them or learning about comes from an actual Bible!
  2. Each day starts with a reading prompt.  Read the selection as a family.  If your kids are readers, encourage them to read along with you.
  3. After you’ve read the passage, read the short devotional thought that goes along with each passage.
  4. Prayer and application are important any time we read God’s word!  After each devotional, there is a challenge to help apply what your family has read that day.
  5. There is a reading for six days of the week.  The last reading of the week is a Gospel Conversation Prompt to help you connect the reading from the week with God’s plan for salvation.

Other Resources:

June Memory Verse

June memory verse song

June memory verse coloring sheet

June Fill-in the blank activity

June Prayer Calendar