A Worthy Man!

A Worthy Man!

And Solomon said, If he will shew himself a worthy man, there shall not an hair of him fall to the earth: but if wickedness shall be found in him he shall die. 1 Kings 1:52

These were strong and authoritative words from the king. Solomon meant business when he said these words to Adonijah. Adonijah had tried to undermine his father, and God’s will for the kingdom. He would have had no problem executing vengeance on Solomon after David, his father, died. But it was too late! God overruled and King David threw his support toward Solomon, and thus, the next king of Israel was established.

After David died, Adonijah fled to the house of God and grabbed hold of the horns of the altar seeking mercy from Solomon. It is at this point Solomon gives Adonijah the condition of mercy and warning. If thou shew thyself a worthy man was the condition.

Let’s consider Adonijah’s error; He was self-willed and presumptuous before God and man. He thought to make himself king rather than seek the will of the Lord. Is that not the sin of most men! They would be king of their lives and refuse the will of God. They live self- centered lives only to self-destruct most of the time. Then the day comes and they are confronted with Jesus the King of kings. They must make a decision. They can accept his mercy and yield to him or they can continue doing their own thing, only to bring more trouble to their lives!

If you are a recipient of the mercy of Jesus Christ, the command for you is: SHEW THYSELF A WORTHY MAN! We are not to take the mercy of Christ lightly but we are to make the most of it for his glory! If you want more mercy and grace, shew thyself a worthy man! Don’t think you will get mercy in the hospital bed if you’re not interested in shewing yourself a worthy man! Don’t think your prayers will be answered if you’re not interested in shewing yourself a worthy man!

Jesus is looking for men who will shew themselves worthy! When Israel faced a Goliath, they found a worthy man! Every time a crisis came, God looked for worthy men to bring deliverance! What our country needs today is Christians that walk worthy of the Lord!

That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God. Colossians 1:10


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