"Then you will have success if you are careful to observe the decrees and laws that the LORD gave Moses for Israel. Be strong and courageous.
Do not be afraid or discouraged."
(1 CHRONICLES 22:13)
Solomon is allowed to build the temple that David was not to build, because Solomon was a man of peace. As David shows, ruling wisely in peace time requires just as much wisdom and courage as leading in war time. Many circumstances would come when doing the right thing would not be popular and would produce fear. But the promise-making and promise-keeping God of David would see Solomon through.
God has not changed throughout these thousands of years. The Lord of David and Solomon gives courage and help to us who follow Him, too.
1 Chronicles 22:6-16
"BETTER A PATIENT MAN THAN A WARRIOR, A MAN WHO CONTROLS HIS TEMPER THAN ONE WHO TAKES
Bible In A Year
- 2 Kings 11-12
- Proverbs 16
- 1 Peter 4-5