Blessings Sent Down to the Next Generation

Blessings sent down to the Next Generation

David is near His Death

1 Kings 1:1 – 4

David’s Oldest Son Tries to become King 1 Kings 1:5 – 10

1 Kings 1:1 – 4 David nears His Death at 70

1 Kings 1:5-10  The Prophet discovers Adonijah’s Plan 

1 Kings 1: 11-14  Prophet consults with Bathsheba and Nathan 

1 Kings 1: 15-31David is confronted to confirm Solomon

1 Kings 1:32-35 David orders Coronation for Solomon

1 Kings 1:36-40 Officials Carry out Solomons to the Throne

1 Kings 2:1-4 David’s Charge to Solomon to receive the Promise 

““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.’”

‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭2:2-4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

1 Kings 2:1-9 David instructs Solomon to father the Lord by guard against the enemies

1 Kings 2:10-12 Solomon take control of the kingdom

1 Kings 2:13- 46 Solomon Follows David’s Advice

1 Kings 3:1-5“Solomon showed his love for the Lord by walking according to the instructions given him by his father David, except that he offered sacrifices and burned incense on the high places.” 1 Kings‬ ‭3:3‬ ‭NIV‬‬

1 Kings 3:4-5 Lord Appears to Solomon in a Dream

1 Kings 3:6-9 Solomon Asks for Wisdom

“So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?”” ‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭3:9‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Beginning of Wisdom

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭9:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

1 Kings 3:10-14 Kings response Pleased the Lord

“So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for—both wealth and honor—so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings. And if you walk in obedience to me and keep my decrees and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life.””

‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭3:11-14‬ ‭NIV‬‬

1 Kings 3:15-28 God gives Wisdom to Solomon in a Dream to carry out with a Wise Ruling 

1 Kings 4:1-28 Solomon sets up governors to 12 districts to provide for the Kingdom

1 Kings 4: 29-34 Solomon’s Wisdom is Greater than all MEN!

Solomon Composed wrote over 3000 Proverbs & 1005 Songs

Solomon Writes about Wisdom 

“The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight; for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair; for giving prudence to those who are simple, knowledge and discretion to the young— let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance— for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭1:1-7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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