He Has the First and Last Word Today’s readings are I Kings 1, I Chronicles 28, Psalm 91, and I Thessalonians 5.
He Has the First and Last Word
Today’s readings are I Kings 1, I Chronicles 28, Psalm 91, and I Thessalonians 5. We are reading from the New Living Translation.
Sometimes we fail to live up to our name. Adonijah means the Lord is my God. And yet Adonijah was not living up to his name. He was not letting God be God in Him. No, he was letting his flesh betray the meaning of his name. He was attempting to crown himself as the sovereign. He was letting his own flesh and pride put himself forward as King. Adonijah conspired to force himself as the king. And he was persuasive, just as the flesh can be so persuasive. He persuaded the military commanders and the religious and political leaders. They all agreed with him and offered their hearty approval.
But God is faithful, even when we are unfaithful. God is going to have the final word, even when it seems that the King is absent or out of commission, as Adonijah may have thought about his father, King David. He may have thought that, but David was still king and had the final word.
And like David, God will have the final word, even though he might seem absent or out of commission in your life. Be sure of this. He is not. He is still King and he always has the final word. The one on the Throne is someone far greater than Adonijah, Solomon, David, or our own flesh. He is our Lord Jesus.
Surrender your first word, and all the words in this day, to Him. He alone has the final word. Surrender your day to him, the one who sits on the throne , the one who rules and is lord over all in your life and this world. Ask God to help you to joyfully walk with him, love him, and serve him.