EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR
by: pastor paul rika, international director of HOREMOW
EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15,2023
TEXT: 1 KING 1: 28-35
28Then king David answered and said, Call me Bath-sheba. And she came into the king's presence, and stood before the king. 29And the king sware, and said, As the LORD liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress, 30even as I sware unto thee by the LORD God of Israel, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead; even so will I certainly do this day. 31Then Bath-sheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the king, and said, Let my lord king David live for ever.
32And king David said, Call me Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada. And they came before the king. 33The king also said unto them, Take with you the servants of your lord, and cause Solomon my son to ride upon mine own mule, and bring him down to Gihon: 34and let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him there king over Israel: and blow ye with the trumpet, and say, God save king Solomon. 35Then ye shall come up after him, that he may come and sit upon my throne; for he shall be king in my stead: and I have appointed him to be ruler over Israel and over Judah.
Key verse - Psalm 90: 12. “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom”
Solomon was made king over Israel after his father, King David, was about to die.
King David gave instructions to Solomon to be strong and show himself as a man.
He further instructed him to keep the charge of the Lord God, to walk in His ways,
to keep His statutes, and His commandments, and His judgments and His
Testimonies, as it is written in the law; by so doing the Lord will fulfill the promise
he made to his father, David. How many parents train their children this way?
King Solomon walked in the statutes of his father David and loved God. This love
made him sacrifice a - thousand burnt costly sacrifice unto the Lord, at Gibeon. This
sacrifice gladdened the heart of God and He appeared to Solomon in a dream by
night and said, “Ask what I shall give thee”. King Solomon replied God.
1 King 3:9, “Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy
people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy
so great a people?”
Solomon’s speech pleased the Lord so He granted his desire and added riches and
honour which he did not ask for. The Queen of Sheba testified to God’s wisdom in
Solomon which helped him in judging the case between two harlots concerning a
dead child. His reign was peaceful; without war. Have you ever given a costly
sacrifice that moved God?
Trouble thrives because people do not apply wisdom in making or responding to
statements made. Husbands and wives are also victims of lack of wisdom which
have ruined rooms and caused divorce, today. How about business decisions that
were rushed into without wisdom? How do you run God’s Ministry, today? Psalm
4:8. “Exalt her, and she shall promote thee; she shall bring thee to honour; when
though embrace her” Go to God in prayer and ask for wisdom.
Thought for the day: Wisdom is the principal thing
Song for the day: I no longer live Jesus liveth in me…
Bible reading for the day: Proverbs 28-29; 2 Corinthians 7
PASTOR PAUL RIKA