1 Kings 2:2-3b NIV 2011
“I am about to go the way of all the earth,” he said. “So be strong, act like a man, and observe what the Lord your God requires. Walk in obedience to him, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and regulations, as written in the Law of Moses.”
David knew his time was drawing near. Like God’s servants Moses, Joshua and Samuel, he gave final instructions to his heir as well as a statement of caution, all before his death. He implored Solomon to be strong, as did Moses in his words to Joshua. Deuteronomy 31:7, “Be strong and courageous, for you must go with this people…” His firm directive was to consistently walk with the Lord and in so doing obey all of God’s Law. God walked beside those that walked with Him. All who follow Jesus are called to walk in obedience to God.
For the past thirteen years, my exercise of choice is walking. I actually began walking at the age of 38 to stay active and in shape. Walking with the Lord began much earlier. Being strong and courageous can be a stretch when difficulties arise. Remembering who is Lord of all draws me back where I begin my walk beside Him once again. I love this verse because it challenges me, a follower of Jesus, to walk obediently with the Lord daily.
What steps will we take to walk obediently with the Lord?
Walking with Him joyfully,