Daily Bible Reading Day 272

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Daily Bible Reading Day 272

Daily Bible Reading Day 272: 1 Kings 1/ Galatians 5

1 Kings 1

The King then took an oath; “As surely as the Lord lives, who has delivered me out of every trouble, I will surely carry out today what I swore to you by the Lord, God of Israel; Solomon your son shall be king after me, and he will sit on my throne in my place. 1 Kings 1:29-30

King David was advanced in age.  David was ready to anoint the new king of Israel.  Usually, the son that was next in line would be the first born and then there after.  David first three sons, all died, so Adonijah was next.  However, David wanted Solomon to become king.

Adonijiah wanted to take the throne.  He tried to seize it without David’s knowledge.  His attempts were unsuccessful.  Nathan, the prophet, found out about Adonijah’s plot.  Nathan told Bathsheba, Solomon’s mother about the plot.  Bathsheba brought Nathan to King David to inform him of Adonijah.

King David, anointed Solomon and declared him to be King of Israel.  There was a feast and celebration.

Adonijah was fishing and heard about the feast.  He was scared and went to the altar to seek forgiveness.  He knew he was wrong and then he tried to fix it.  We need to do right by God, even if it means we do not get what we want.

King Solomon forgave Adonijah.  Solomon could rightfully, have Adonijah killed.  But he showed restraint, forgave him, and sent him home.  It takes a lot of maturity and wisdom to forgive than seek revenge.

Galatians 5

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.  Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.  Galatians 5:1

Sin keeps in bondage to Satan.  Christ died for us to be free from sin and to free in Him.  Paul continually stresses that we are saved by faith, not works.  Many tire themselves out serving and doing so much.  While that is great, if the intention is not selfless, but selfish, it is wrong.

The fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, kindness goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  Every decision and action in our lives would serve a better purpose when we allow the fruits of the Spirit to dwell within us.

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