Pass on the parental advice

David’s attempt to provide sound parental advice comes at the end of his life.

๐Ÿ’ซ David’s poor parenting decisions regarding Amnon, Tamar and Absalom ( 2 Sam 13-18 ) were no doubt in the back of Solomon’s mind as he received his father’s advice. Later on, it is recorded that Solomon fell short of his covenantal obligations ( 1 Kings 11:1-6 )

๐Ÿ’ซ David, before dying, instructs Solomon :
๐Ÿ”– to walk in God’s ways.
๐Ÿ”– to listen and obey God.
๐Ÿ“Œ Then God will prosper the dynasty, fulfilling his pledge that the royal family will have a man on Israel’s throne forever.

๐Ÿ“ Ambrose in the fourth century addressed mothers, saying, “Mothers, wean your children, love them, but pray for them that they may be long-lived above on the earth , not on it, but above it. Nothing is long-lived on this earth.. Warn them rather to take up the cross of the Lord than to love this life “.

๐Ÿ“Œ The Bible does not speak volumes about parenting :

โ˜‘๏ธ BAD PARENTS : Eli and Samuel ( 1 Sam 2:12-25 ; 3:11-18 ; 8:1-3 )

โœ… GOOD PARENTS : Job, Lois and Eunice ( Job 1:1-5 ; 2 Tim 1: 5 )
๐Ÿ“Œ Proverbs contains information useful for parenting, and other Biblical books provide instructions for parents ( Deut 6:7-9; 11:19-21 ; Eph 6:1-4 )

๐Ÿ“ God was pleased with Solomon for he had asked for the discerning spirit ( 1 Kings 3:9 ) . Like David, God said, “if you WALK in my ways and OBEY my statutes and commandsโ€ฆ I will give you a LONG LIFE ” ( 1 Kings 3:14 )
Indeed Solomon was blessed to receive these noble instructions from God and from his father ๐Ÿ™Œ

๐Ÿ’ž Beloved Church, “Do not neglect your responsibility to your son or daughter, but from their youth you shall teach them to REVERE GOD“.
๐Ÿ—ฃ Speak about the attributes of God in a very confidential and friendly manner @ about God, Scriptures, Jesus Christ, Future Life and their holy obligations.

๐Ÿ› God, there are Children in my life who are watching my actions : my own children as well as children at church and in my neighbourhood. HELP THOSE LITTLE EYES TO SEE JESUS IN ME Amen ๐Ÿ™

Glory to God ๐Ÿ™Œ
โœ๐Ÿป Mark Boje
Arunachal Pradesh, India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ