08 Aug 1 Kings 2:2b

2“So be strong, show yourself a man, and observe what the Lord requires…”   

David was very old and about to pass away. Tradition held that the oldest son would inherit his father’s goods. Not this time! Solomon was David’s third son, still a young boy, and his mother was Bathsheba. (Discuss their relationship if appropriate) Have you ever thought you weren’t good enough? I bet Solomon did! How did God’s promises help him? How can God help you in spite of age, intelligence, or strength? Read I Timothy 4:12 for some encouragement.