1 Kings 2:1-4

During the Lenten season, members of Faith Lutheran Church have written our daily devotions.  Today’s writer is Nancy Caraway.


When David’s time to die drew near, he charged his son Solomon, saying: 2“I am about to go the way of all the earth. Be strong, be courageous, 3and keep the charge of the Lord your God, walking in his ways and keeping his statutes, his commandments, his ordinances, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, so that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn. 4Then the Lord will establish his word that he spoke concerning me: ‘If your heirs take heed to their way, to walk before me in faithfulness with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail you a successor on the throne of Israel.’ 1 Kings 2:1-4


As a parent, I understand King David’s desire for his children to succeed in life and to give advice.  King David emphasized to Solomon that he should be faithful to God and keep His laws, commandments, and word.  Solomon undoubtedly was very familiar with all of these through formal studies starting as a young boy. 


My youngest daughter, Kristen, started confirmation in 6th grade to learn more about her faith. From the beginning parents were expected to attend with their child and this format was different from my past experiences.  However, attending confirmation has been a blessing for Kristen and me. It has given me a better understanding of the Bible and the history of the church, an opportunity to get to know other parents and an impetus for Kristen and me to discuss our faith.


Let us pray:  Dear Lord, Thank you for claiming us as your own and may we always keep you in the center of our lives.  Help us to take time to pray, worship and learn about your word and commandments with our children and live in faithfulness to you with all of our heart and soul. Amen.


One Response to “1 Kings 2:1-4”

  1. kirk childress Says:

    A Men

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