I Kings 1-2

“Be strong, and show yourself a man, and keep the charge of the LORD your God, walking in his ways… that you may prosper in all that you do” (2:3).  King David was about to die, and he charged his son Solomon to lead Israel in the ways of God.  David had experienced the consequences of indulging in sin, both personally and in terms of the nation, and he wanted Solomon to follow God, prosper, and bring blessing to the people. 

 “You shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel” (2:4).  David and Solomon were leaders with enormous influence, yet, whatever our role, “walking in God’s ways” brings blessing to those around us and generations after.