God told David that his family would be in turmoil for the rest of his life. Here he is at the end of his days and another son incites rebellion against him! What did all his sons crave? The one thing that David received because of God’s grace: the Throne.
David never earned the throne. In fact, I suspect he didn’t even want the throne when he was tending the sheep. But, God chose David and made him worthy of that high office. Now, the next generation thinks that they can take by force or fiat what only God could give. This is a plan hatched by satan.
He will always try to get you to ignore God’s grace and get you to earn something from God! As sons of the King, all of David’s son’s would be taken care of. They should have rested in their father’s love and known that they would live a life of royalty even if they never sat on the throne. The same is true for you today. Don’t let the devil lie to you and try to get you to think you have to earn something from God. As a Christian, it’s already yours! Just receive it and live like royalty. The Throne is already taken by Jesus but you are in his royal court! Enjoy the benefits!
Tomorrow’s Reading: 1 Kings 2:1-3:2; Acts 5:1-42; Psalm 125:1-5; Proverbs 16:25