“Be strong, and show yourself a man, and keep the charge of the LORD your God, walking in his ways and keeping his statutes, his commandments, his ordinances, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do.” 1 Kings 2:2-3.
As David was about to die, he called his Son Solomon and gave him the best leadership advice any good leader could afford. Beneath the lines of this advice is a candid summary of the entire life of David himself. So long as David remained close to God, determined to obey God’s commandments and statutes, everything worked well for him.
Did Solomon eventually abide by this advice? That we shall see as the days unfold.
God’s commandment are not a burden for us. They were given to us by God out of love for us and a desire for what is best for us. Let us love these commandment and regard them as the secret keys to the best of all that life as to offer. You cannot be a good leader without been in touch with God your creator.
In today’s Gospel passage, Jesus shows the depth of his leadership prowess by sending his disciples to go and preach on their own. He gave them instructions just as David gave instructions to Solomon. They went out in obedience to these instructions, hence their mission was very successful.
Let us Pray: Lord Jesus, may I never despise instructions. Amen.
*Happy New Month. Be Happy. Live Positive. Have Faith. It is well with you. (Thursday of the 4th week in Ordinary Time. Bible Study: 1 Kings 2:1-12 and Mark 6:7-13).*