A Father’s Final Charge
A FAREWELL charge like David’s to Solomon (1 Kings 2:1–9) was a fairly common way for fathers in the ancient world to pass on a legacy to their successors. David’s last words provide a useful model for parents today to give final instructions to their children. David’s charge contained several elements:
- A blunt recognition and acceptance of death.
- A challenge to Solomon to act responsibly.
- A review of God’s covenant with the nation of Israel and with the house of David.
- Instructions about serving justice and honoring David’s commitments.
Courtesy of Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Commentary
Unless otherwise noted, Scripture taken from the New King James Version®, NKJV © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.
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About Roland Ledoux
Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of teaching, encouragement and intercessory prayer from the Holy Bible, the written Word of God and author of the ministry website, For The Love of God. He lives in Delta, Colorado with his beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom they affectionately call Bella.
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