God will bless those that submit to him.
There were only three kings that ruled the United tribes of Israel.
Saul, David, and Solomon.
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Solomon was the youngest son of Bathsheba. He was in his late teens when first anointed as a Co-regent with his father.
“Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king: and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.” 1 Kings 1:5 KJV
Adonijah wanted to be the next King. He went around presenting himself as King.
David had many sons and they were all in contention for the throne.
Who was going to be the next King?
“Then king David answered and said, Call me Bath–sheba. And she came into the king's presence, and stood before the king. And the king sware, and said, As the Lord liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress, Even 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.” 1 Kings 1:28-30 KJV
4 VERSES ABOUT SOLOMON'S CORONATION.
1- Furthermore David the king said unto all the congregation, Solomon my son, whom alone God hath chosen, is yet young and tender, and the work is great: for the palace is not for man, but for the Lord God.
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2- Wherefore David blessed the Lord before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel our father, for ever and ever. Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all.
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3- O Lord our God, all this store that we have prepared to build thee an house for thine holy name cometh of thine hand, and is all thine own.
4- And give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for the which I have made provision.
Solomon invited the Lord to anoint and help him to be King.
What our rulers need is Godly council.
We need to invite the Lord to be over all areas of our life.
If we align ourself with the Lord then we will be blessed.
“And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the Lord his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly.
In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee. And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast shewed great mercy unto David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead.” 2 Chronicles 1:1, 7-8 KJV
After the death of David Solomon brought the people back together.
Solomon mad a offering to God before the people.
“And Solomon went up thither to the brasen altar before the Lord, which was at the tabernacle of the congregation, and offered a thousand burnt offerings upon it. In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee. And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast shewed great mercy unto David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead. Now, O Lord God, let thy promise unto David my father be established: for thou hast made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude. Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great? And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king: Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like.” 2 Chronicles 1:6-12 KJV
Solomon asked God for wisdom so that he might rule the kingdom I a Godly manner.
If we don't walk in God's wisdom we will not be of use to God.
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