(1 Kings 2:1-12) As David was dying he left some standing orders for his son Solomon. What he desired for his son was that he would live a life according to God’s will. He was calling his son to live a life of integrity and character. God gave David a promise that if he and his descendants followed Him that they would continue to stay on the thrown.

God calls us to follow His will for our lives, and He promises that our following will not be in vain but He will bless us. I desire to follow God’s calling in my life, to live a life that is pleasing, and honoring, to Him. And it is not about following God just to get the blessing. There is a true joy that comes from following Him.