To Fulfill the Word of the LORD

Reading today from 1 Kings 1 – 3…

“So Solomon thrust out Abiathar from being priest unto the LORD; that he might fulfil the word of the LORD, which he spake concerning the house of Eli in Shiloh.” 1 Kings 2:2  (KJB)

The events of this text is taking place early in Solomon’s reign as king of Israel.  His older brother Adonijah has tried and failed with Abiathar, a priest, to take the throne.  He even had Joab involved in his plans and schemes.  King David was old and physically weak, and that is partial reason, at least, for Adonijah’s attempt.

We can tell that David’s kingdom was full of trouble.  When there are kingdoms of men, sinful men, there will be trouble.  We are all sinful, and totally dependent upon the mercy and grace of GOD.

In First Samuel 2:31 is the prophecy of which the text is referred.

“Behold, the days come, that I will cut off thine arm, and the arm of thy father’s house, that there shall not be an old man in thine house.”  1 Samuel 2:31

This referred to the priesthood of Eli because his sons practiced evil, and cheated the people, and caused them to abhor their sacrifices.

I realize that some Christians today may ask, “What does this have to do with me and my faith today?”  That is a good question; I am glad you asked.

King Solomon was concerned about the word of God being carried out, being fulfilled.  That should be of concern to all Christians in every age.  There is one thing you and I must know and believe.  That is this.  God’s word and His will will be completely fulfilled.  There will not be left anything that is not done.  Not one word will be diminished.

It is fulfilled every time a lost soul gets found.  God is calling you to Himself today.  He loves you so much that He gave His only Son Jesus as a sacrifice for our sins; He died on the cross for you, He was buried, and He rose again.  He forever lives.  Call on His name and He will hear you, cleanse you, and forgive you.

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