1 When the time drew near for David to die, he gave a charge to Solomon his son.2 “I am about to go the way of all the earth,” he said. “So be strong, act like a man, 3 and observe what the LORD your God requires: Walk in obedience to him, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and regulations, as written in the Law of Moses. Do this so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go 4 and that the LORD may keep his promise to me: ‘If your descendants watch how they live, and if they walk faithfully before me with all their heart and soul, you will never fail to have a successor on the throne of Israel.’
I can understand from this verse how the prosperity gospel came to be. Do right, and God will help you prosper.
The thing is... it's rather hard to do right all the time.
God helping us prosper isn't a given.
But putting that aside...Here is David, he's about to die, and therefore he wants to live last instructions, or a good guide to life, to his inheriting child.
- Be Strong
- Act like a man
- Observe what the Lord your God requires
- Walk in obedience to God
- Keep his decrees and his commands, his laws, his regulations - as written in the Law of Moses
- Remember God's promise to me:
If your descendants watch how they live, and if they walk faithfully before me with all their heart and soul, you will never fail to have a successor on the throne of Israel.
"Start modeling the truth...the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God. Think truth. Confess truth. Face Truth. Love truth. Pursue truth. Walk truth. Talk truth. Ash, that lost one! That's a good place to begin. From this day forward, deliberately, consciously, and conscientiously speak the truth. Start practicing gut-level authenticity."