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Day Six

David's Charge to Solomon

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1 Kings 2:1-4

When David's time to die drew near, he commanded Solomon his son, saying, “I am about to go the way of all the earth. Be strong, and show yourself a man, 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, that the Lord may establish his word that he spoke concerning me, saying, ‘If your sons pay close attention to their way, to walk before me in faithfulness with all their heart and with all their soul, you shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.’

What are the three main things that David charged Solomon to do?



What does it mean to “be strong and show yourself a man”?



What does it mean to follow God’s commands and be obedient to him? Where can we find these commands?



Do you think you can be obedient to God and follow his commands on your own, by your own strength?



Read John 14:15-17. Who has God given to help us live the way he wants us to?



Can you think of, or imagine a time, when you needed strength and courage to do what God wanted you to?



Be strong, and show yourself a man

1 Kings 2:2b

How can you grow into the type of man that David told Solomon to be?



How might you be strong and courageous in your life now and in the future?



Keep reading! The book of Mark is a great place to start. If you need to, ask an adult to help read along.

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