February 14, 2018
1 Kings 2
Acts 13:36 NKJV
“For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell asleep, was buried with his fathers, and saw corruption;
1 Kings 1:52 NKJV
Then Solomon said, “If he proves himself a worthy man, not one hair of him shall fall to the earth; but if wickedness is found in him, he shall die.”
Joshua 23:14 NKJV
“Behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth. And you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one thing has failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spoke concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one word of them has failed.
Joshua 1:6 NKJV
Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.
John 17:4 NKJV
I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.
Deuteronomy 17:18 NKJV
“Also it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write for himself a copy of this law in a book, from the one before the priests, the Levites.
Exodus 22:28 NKJV
“You shall not revile God, nor curse a ruler of your people.
1 Chronicles 29:28 NKJV
So he died in a good old age, full of days and riches and honor; and Solomon his son reigned in his place.
Tomb of David
Back in chapter 1, Solomon had been gracious toward Adonijah.
1 Samuel 2 … there, Eli, the priest allowed his sons to abuse their role as priests.
His family would not continue in the priesthood.
2 Samuel 3:39 NKJV
And I am weak today, though anointed king; and these men, the sons of Zeruiah, are too harsh for me. The Lord shall repay the evildoer according to his wickedness.”
David had warned Solomon to beware of Shimei.
True peace must be based on righteousness, not on feeling, attitude or opinion.
James 3:17 NKJV
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.
Psalm 51:14 NKJV
Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, The God of my salvation, And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.