Sunday, May 14, 2017

Wisdom of a King

"I am going where everyone on earth must someday go. Take courage and be a man. (1 Kings 2:2 NLT)

Last week, we watched as King David prepared to leave this life and go into the next.  He appointed his son, Solomon, to be the next king of Israel.  Solomon would also become the greatest king in Israel’s history.  Before going, David gave Solomon some important advice.

Observe the requirements of the LORD your God, and follow all His ways. Keep the decrees, commands, regulations, and laws written in the Law of Moses so that you will be successful in all you do and wherever you go. (1 Kings 2:3 NLT)

Solomon is about to become king over a nation of millions.  He will need to provide Israel what they need to eat, protect Israel against their enemies, and administer justice so the Israelites will love their neighbor as themselves.  Solomon will need great wisdom to get the job done.  Solomon will need the wisdom to be a king.  He will need the wisdom that comes from The LORD.

If you do this, then the LORD will keep the promise He made to me. He told me, 'If your descendants live as they should and follow Me faithfully with all their heart and soul, one of them will always sit on the throne of Israel.' (1 Kings 2:4 NLT)

How about you?  What challenges do you face in life?  What roles to you live out in life?  Do you seek wisdom to live out your life?  Do you want the wisdom of a king?