1 Kings 2:1-12
As King David’s time on Earth came to an end he called his son, Solomon, to him to receive advice. King David instructed Solomon to be sure to deal with the people who had been treacherous to David and asked him to care for those who have been good to him. However his most important advice was that Solomon walk in God’s ways. Solomon was reminded that he would prosper if he follows God. David also reminded Solomon of the special promise made to their family that as long as they followed God they would be Kings of Israel. God promises to take care of us, but we have a responsibility too. We have to be obedient to God’s commands. When we go our own way there are consequences we must endure!
After David had given his advice he died. They buried him in Jerusalem. He had reigned 40 years. Seven as King of Judah and thirty-three as King of all Israel. Solomon then firmly established his kingdom.
Make a list of 5 things you would tell someone who wanted your best advice. Was David’s advice good for all of us?