Elijah is depressed. Ahab is spineless. Jezebel is heartless. Jehoshaphat seeks to please God. God is sovereign.
The kings of Israel listen to bad advice, worship idols, ignore God's warnings, and fail to seek God's help.
Solomon builds and dedicates the temple. Solomon begins as a wise king but allows things of the world to ruin his relationship with God.
David appoints Solomon to the throne, helps Solomon prepare for his role as king, and advises Solomon on keeping God's commandments. Solomon asks God for wisdom.
God judges Israel. The Philistines capture the Ark then send it back to Israel. Israel insists on having a king like the other nations around them.
O: Israel divides into two kingdoms. God raises up prophets such as Elijah to turn His people back from the influence of evil kings.
WN: Jesus promises to build His Church. Jesus gives us the greatest commandment.