The Lord blessed David, so he blessed others

1 Kings Bible Background

05.01.2015 Old Testament: 1Ki 1.29–30

To read the Bible in a year, read First Kings 1–2 on May 1, In the year of our Lord 2015

By Don Ruhl

As David neared the end of his life, the kingdom started to go into turmoil, because a new king had not been installed. Therefore, one of David’s sons, Adonijah, took it upon himself to become king. Bathsheba revealed to David what was happening, and said that she thought Solomon was to be king,

And the king took an oath and said, “As the Lord lives, who has redeemed my life from every distress, just as I swore to you by the Lord God of Israel, saying, ‘Assuredly Solomon your son shall be king after me, and he shall sit on my throne in my place,’ so I certainly will do this day” (1 Kings 1.29–30). 

David acknowledged that the Lord had redeemed him from every distress in his life, implying that the Lord would continue to deliver David out of the present distress and the Lord would deliver both Solomon and his mother Bathsheba out of the present distress. Therefore, David would act quickly to make Solomon king. The Lord worked through David.

How have you survived to the present hour? The Lord has redeemed your life from every distress. Therefore, even as He has redeemed you, so help others.

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