When the time drew near for David to die, he gave a charge to Solomon his son. “I am about to go the way of all the earth,” he said. “So be strong, act like a man, and observe what the LORD your God requires: Walk in obedience to him, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and regulations, as written in the Law of Moses. Do this so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go and that the LORD may keep his promise to me: ‘If your descendants watch how they live, and if they walk faithfully before me with all their heart and soul, you will never fail to have a successor on the throne of Israel.’ 1Kings 2:1-4
From creation to Adam, Abraham, Moses, and finally David, our readings in The Daily Bible has walked us through God’s working with the man He first created, to that man’s descendant, David, whom God describes as a man after my own heart. David is about to die. His son Solomon is poised to be the next king of Israel. David’s charge to Solomon, to walk in obedience to God and to keep his decrees and commands, is very much like David, whom God also said of, he will do everything I want him to do. David had his faults, his failures, his sins that were spelled out for every reader of the Bible to see for all time. Despite all these, and there were many, David found forgiveness and redemption is God his Savior. David always had a soft heart toward God, confessing his sins and falling before the Lord asking for mercy, and receiving the grace that God freely gives. Very few in history will ever have a life like David, but millions and millions of people through the ages will receive the same grace as David, the grace through faith that saves, the grace that is a free gift from God. If you have never received God’s grace and the forgiveness of your sins, do it now. Don’t wait another second. Romans 10:9 says, If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. May the Lord bless you and keep you, and smile upon you, and give you peace.