What advice did King David give Solomon?
David’s Final Instructions to His Son Solomon. David charged his son to keep all the commandments of God, to study the law, and to exercise righteous judgment upon the people.
What are David’s final words to Solomon?
His last words can only be found in the Book of Samuel. Here are King David’s last words: The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue. The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.
What was David’s relationship to Solomon?
Born around 1010 BCE, Solomon was the tenth son of King David (the second king of ancient united Israel) and the second son of Bathsheba. Like King Saul and King David, King Solomon reigned for 40 years in one of the highest and most prosperous periods in Israel’s history – called by many, “The Golden Age” of Israel.
What did King Solomon do wrong?
Solomon was said to have sinned by acquiring many foreign wives. Solomon’s descent into idolatry, Willem de Poorter, Rijksmuseum.
What did David tell Solomon concerning the Lord?
David tells Solomon that God promised him that if his heirs were faithful to God there would always be a successor to David on the throne (2:4).
What King Solomon said about life?
When he became king, God gave him the opportunity of a lifetime: Solomon could ask for anything he desired. Solomon asked for wisdom so the he could rightly govern the nation. The last time we were in Ecclesiastes Solomon stated his theme; all of life is a vapor, a mist, vanity, here today and gone tomorrow.
What did David say to his son Solomon?
2 When David’s time to die was near, he told his son Solomon, 2 “I am going the way of all the earth. So be strong. Show yourself to be a man. 3 Do what the Lord your God tells you. Walk in His ways. Keep all His Laws and His Word, by what is written in the Law of Moses.
What did King Solomon tell his son Benaiah?
So the Lord will return your sin upon your own head. 45 But good will come to King Solomon. The throne of David will keep its place before the Lord forever.” 46 So the king told Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and he went out and killed Shimei. The nation was put under the rule of Solomon. he gave a charge to Solomon his son.
What did Solomon say to the son of Jehoiada?
Then Solomon sent Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, saying, “Go and kill him.” 30 Benaiah came to the tent of the Lord. He said to Joab, “The king says to come out.”
What was Solomon’s last instructions to Joab?
31 “Do what Joab says,” Solomon answered. “Kill him and bury him. Then neither I nor any other of David’s descendants will any longer be held responsible for what Joab did when he killed innocent men. 32 The Lord will punish Joab for those murders, which he committed[ f] without my father David’s knowledge.