The Story takes us from the beginning to the end. From fall to redemption. From creation to eternal life. Along the way we get to see glimpses of people’s lives and the advice that is given to them becomes priceless. God reminds Abraham that the promise is his if he will obey. God tells Moses all that he wants out of his people and the reward for following. God tells Joshua to be strong and courageous in the face of an enemy that they will face upon crossing the Jordan. God’s advice and the advice from those who were near to God have always been of the most help when followed.
In Chapter 13 of The Story it opens with David’s life drawing to a conclusion and Solomon taking his place as King of Israel. David was a man that knew very well the defeat that comes from being away from God and the joy of victory when adjoined to God. David’s advice is priceless to Solomon and to us as well as Solomon prepares for a new position in life. As we listen to David’s words, perhaps they can bring some wisdom upon us as well in whatever stage of life we find ourselves in.
I Kings 2:
When David’s time to die drew near, he commanded Solomon his son, saying,
2 “I am about to go the way of all the earth. Be strong, and show yourself a man,
3 and keep the charge of the Lord your God, walking in his ways and keeping his statutes, his commandments, his rules, and his testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn.
What more would you want out of a King? What more could you want out of a husband or a son? What more could you want out of running a business? Or in how you conduct yourself at school? What great lessons these are for all of us to consider.