Far-reaching Consequences

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Today's reading: 1 Kings 1:1-10, Proverbs 29:17

Because the account of David's life and family doesn't end in 2 Samuel, we're moving into 1 Kings to continue following this storyline.

As 1 Kings opens, David is an old man who is no longer physically strong. It's clear that his time on earth is drawing to a close and that a new king will soon be on the throne. Without David's knowledge, his son Adonijah elevates himself and claims the throne from David (Adonijah is the younger brother of Absalom who also took the throne from his father). It's not a good situation.

Although David is known for being the man after God's heart, he wasn't perfect be any means. He made plenty of mistakes, and that's especially evident in the area of being a father. David undoubtedly loved his children, but from what information we have, he was extremely relaxed when it came to disciplining his sons and holding them accountable for their actions. David's choice of inaction in this area had far-reaching, serious consequences (broken relationships, division, murder, civil war) --for both his immediate family and the nation of Israel.

Think back over the past few years to a time when you were held accountable/disciplined (either by a person or God) for your actions or words? How did you benefit from this corrective action? Tami

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Tami, Correction is necessary and being told not only what I have done wrong,but how I can overcome my shortcomings in my case, excessive talking.
I need to ask God to change my attitude towards my wrongdoings/sins and help to me to overcome it.

Behold, how happy is the man whom God reproves, So do not despise the discipline of the Almighty. ( Job 5:17)All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; ( 2Tim.3:16).

Tami, I appreciate your lessons very much and so wish others
would join this grow=in-the- Lord studies too.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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