2022-10-30: The Life of David — David’s Death

Sermon Audio: David’s Death
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: I Kings 2:1-11
Duration: 25:42
Size: 17.6 MB

The Life of David
David’s Death
I Kings 2:1-11

Today, we learn about David’s charge to Solomon and his death.

As David came to the end of his life, he told his son Solomon how to live his life in such a way that it would not be wasted.

I. Remember That All People Die (I Kings 2:10-11)
David’s death is a reminder to us that all people die. I am going to die. You are going to die. We are all going to die (unless Jesus returns before our death).

II. Act Wisely in Kingdom Matters (I Kings 2:5-9)
Thus, it was a reminder to all people that God will punish those who attack him or his representative on earth.

It seems to me that David’s instructions to Solomon regarding these three men had to with his government of God’s kingdom.

III. Live by God’s Word (I Kings 2:1-4)
Again, I ask: What would you say if you had an opportunity to give your final words?

Sadly, however, David’s sons did not obey God and his word. The earthly kingdom of David eventually fell.

The only way to keep yourself from wasting your life and making it count is to live by the word of God.