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Daily Devotional | No God Like You - A Study of 1 Kings | Dark blue night sky with fire swirl coming down. Daily Devotional | No God Like You - A Study of 1 Kings | Dark blue night sky with fire swirl coming down.

Discussion Starters | No God Like You

  • May 2023 Issue
Discussion Starters

We hope these questions will help you consider (or discuss with others) what God is teaching you through this month’s study of His Word.


  • What type of ruler was King David? In what ways did he honor or dishonor God?
  • What was the long-term consequence of Solomon’s choices in alliances and in wives? (See Day 4). Why was this a problem for his future as king?
  • Why did Solomon build the temple? What did his dedication in 1 Kings 8:22–61 reveal about God’s character?
  • Why did God make rules for His people when He knew they would disobey? (See Day 7)


  • What does the Queen of Sheba’s visit reveal about Solomon? What do we learn through her observations? (See Day 8)
  • Why would God punish a king (Solomon) who He had previously blessed? (See Day 10)
  • What are you afraid of that is causing you to secure your life in a way that dishonors God? (See Day 12)
  • Rehoboam made a terrible choice. What should he have done instead? Why didn’t he do that? (See Day 13)


  • King Asa decided to manipulate his situation to produce the best results. That doesn’t seem wrong on the surface. Why was that not the best option as a follower of God? (See Day 15)
  • What can we learn from the long chain of sin, instability and chaos that seemed to plague God’s people? (See Day 16)
  • Why do you think God’s people gave in and worshipped Baal? How does their situation apply to our culture today? What do we give in to as believers, and why? (See Day 18)
  • God steps into Elijah’s life in miraculous ways (See Days 19 and 20). What does Elijah learn through these situations? What does he struggle to understand?


  • Living in a post-biblical culture may make us fearful or nervous. What is 1 Kings teaching you about how to respond to the culture around us?
  • What is your reaction to the stand-off between Elijah and the prophets of Baal? Consider what the crowd was thinking after this happened! How do you think Elijah felt before and after the event? (see Day 22)
  • How do the lessons in 1 Kings contradict our modern-day views that, “You can believe whatever you want”? Why is that not the case for the believer?
  • What have you learned about God through this study of 1 Kings? Has it changed your perception of Him in any way?