June 7

1 Kings 2:1-3:2; Acts 5:1-42; Psalm 125:1-5; Proverbs 16:25

What legacy will you leave? David’s last moments are with his son who succeeded him on the throne of Israel. He gave him some wise advice that we all should heed.

Why is it that it is only when we look at our mortality that we refocus on what is most important? As David faced his end, he wanted to leave a legacy with Solomon. He gives Solomon a simple formula to living a successful life.

Be who God made you to be! David told Solomon to take courage and be a man. Solomon could not fulfill his destiny if he did not become the man whom God made him to be. He had to realize who he was and be true to it. Then David told him to obey God. Listen to what God says and do it.

Such simple wisdom but it is important for all of us. David’s legacy would be lived out through Solomon. David positioned Solomon for success by giving him a roadmap to prosperity. It will work for you too.

Tomorrow’s Reading: 1 Kings 3:3-4:34; Acts 6:1-15; Psalm 126:1-6; Proverbs 16:26-27

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