Keep the Charge

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Today's reading: 1 Kings 2:1-12

One of the last things David does before he dies is give a powerful charge to his son, Solomon, as the new king of Israel. David instructs him to stand firm and be faithful to God above all else. It was a wise and crucial instruction for Solomon, but it's also a wise and crucial instruction for us today, thousands of years later.

"[K]eep the charge of the LORD your God, walking in his ways and keeping his statutes, his commandments, his rules, and his testimonies...that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn..." (1 Kings 2:3, ESV)

What does "keeping the charge of the Lord your God" look like for you in a typical week? How does (or would) striving to live out this command impact your day-to-day life? Tami

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Tami, I appreciate your careful study of God's Word and so wish many more would follow and join in the discussion(comments) I have always enjoyed them and pray for their request too.

I believe vs.3 says for us to be careful to walk in the Lord's way.
It is the best way to live and will help me to have a day that I would have fewer regrets.


Tami
Thanks for this post. I generally run my day with the intent to do good, be nice, set a good example - just run of the mill stuff. However your post has made stop to pray and ask God what it means for Him that I keep His charge.

As I sat to pray and listen for answers I was reminded of a game that I have played with my daughter and her friends. When she was about 13 she had invited about 6 friends- boys and girls- over. It was night time and they were playing in the pool. They started fussing over who-liked-who. Feelings were being hurt and ugly words were being hurled around. I asked everyone to get out of the pool and have a seat at the table. I briefly listened to both sides of the story and then had an ephiphany- what these kids need is a dose of love and not from me, but from the ones you care about the most when you are 13, your friends!

I reminded them about how important it was to love and not get caught up in rumors. I then instructed them that we would go around the table and say one thing about the person to the right of us that we loved. It was pretty cool and calmed everything down.

Four years after the fact I had a boy that was at that table come to me and tell me that he would never forget that night. Foe him it was the most love that had been demonstrated in his home.

This is what came to me as I was meditating this morning, I was reminded of this 10-year old experience and I was moved to play this game at work. So maybe being in His charge is asking what he needs from me and then receiving the answer of how I can move God through me to others.

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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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