If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love… John 15:10
Another instruction Solomon had from his father was to deal with Joab. Joab was someone who had disobeyed David on several occasions. David asked Solomon to eliminate Joab.
When the opportunity presented itself, Solomon executed Joab. David also asked Solomon to deal with Shimei.
Shimei cursed King David when he was running away from Absalom, his son. Solomon dealt with him as well. Life is too short not to learn from your fathers. You need to believe what they are telling you. Solomon did not waste his life discovering what evil would come to him through Joab and Shimei. He just believed what his father said and executed them.
You will notice that after Solomon fulfilled his father’s instructions, the kingdom of Israel became established under his rule (1 Kings 2:46).
Although Solomon thought that he was just obeying his father’s instructions, he was actually stabilizing the nation without even knowing it! Obey your father’s instructions, even when you don’t understand them. You will unknowingly bring a blessing upon your life.
A sweet spiritual blessing follows a man who honours a father. It cannot be explained logically. It is a spiritual law that has been set in place for thousands of years. Don’t fight it because you cannot! Flow with it and you will come into the type of success that Solomon enjoyed! READ: 1 Kings 2:1-10, 28-46
By Dag Heward-Mills