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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

The Unknown Man

1 Kings 2:10-12

“10 Then David slept with his ancestors, and was buried in the city of David.  11 The time that David reigned over Israel was forty years; he reigned seven years in Hebron, and thirty-three years in Jerusalem.  13 So Solomon sat on the throne of the father David, and his kingdom was firmly established.”

Solomon sat on the throne.  David’s kingdom was now his.  The kingdom that David fought for; the kingdom for which David struggled and was willing to shed not only his blood but the blood of many others, for which God called him a “man of blood” and prevented him from building the Temple that he longed to build.

Now Solomon sat on this throne as an untested, unknown man.  The kingdom was his and the people wondered what the future would hold.

Christians, on the other hand, know their king.  We know the one who shed His blood so that we could be members of the kingdom of God.  We know the sacrifice He made, the price He paid.

Christ sits on the throne.  We know what the future holds.

May the love of Christ be with you,

Rev. Eric Lanier (Retired)

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