Failure by politicians to act by higher authority Lack of

Failure by politicians to act by higher authority

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Failure by politicians to act independently/control by higher authority Lack of leadership skills by some politicians Illiteracy 10 7 promises God gave to David through prophet Nathan i. God would make David’s name great. ii. He will give Israel a place to dwell in. iii. He would protect David from his enemies. iv. David’s s on will build temple for God. v. God would remain a father to David’s son. vi. David’s Dynasty would rule forever. vii. God would raise an heir from David’s lineage to establish an ever lashing kingdom. viii. God would support David’s Son. ix. God would keep the Kingdom strong for David’s son. 11. The success of King David i. He made Jerusalem a religious centre ii. He composed psalms which were used in worship by the Israelites iii. He showed respect to the prophets of Yahweh/ listened to their messages iv. When David made mistakes, he repented v. David humbled himself before Yahweh, he called himself the servant of Yahweh vi. He consistently prayed to God vii. He wanted to build a temple for God viii. He conquered the enemies of Israel so that they would live in peace
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12. The duties of Samuel as prophet of God. - He anointed the first two kings of Israel, Saul and David. - He judged the people and settled disputes. - He foretold what would happen to the Israelites. - He reminded the people of God’s ways. - He acted as a mediator between God and the people. - He condemned social injustices. - He brought to the king’s attention their mistakes. - He condemned idolatry and promoted monotheism. - He offered sacrifices to God on behalf of the people. (7 x 1) mks 7. Loyalty to GOD: ELIJAH 1. (a) Reasons why Elijah was un comprising in his attitude to Baal worship are;- o He believed that only Yahweh was the Israelites God o By worshipping Baal, people had broken the covenant law o As the people worshipped Baal, they failed to recognize Yahweh as God and the Lord of everything o The worship of Baal led to the killing of Yahweh’s prophets o A lot of suffering had resulted from Baal worship o Elijah had strong faith in God o By condemning Baal worship, Elijah knew that he could put away the foreign ideology that Ahab was trying to bring in his rules o Elijah believed that the people might turn to the covenant of faith o Being a prophet, Elijah was against Baalism because it was his vocation(Any 7= 7x1=7mks) (b) Problems faced by Prophet Elijah in Israel are;- o Elijah’s life was threatened by Izebel who swore to kill him o Elijah suffered fear and had to flee to the wilderness o Elijah was discouraged when it seemed that he was not achieving much o Elijah got depressed and prayed for death o Elijah suffered loneliness as he was the only remaining prophet of Yahweh o At times Elijah lacked basic requirements such as food and water o He was accused falsely by King Ahab as the troublemaker of Israel o Sometime he doubted God (Any 7=7x1=7mks) (c) Reasons why Christians should fight against the spread of devil worship in the society are;- o Devil worship is against God’s commandments and Christians have a duty to fight it o
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