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God Has the Final Say

“Now Adonijah, whose mother was Haggith, put himself forward and said, ‘I will be king.’ So he got chariots and horses ready, with fifty men to run ahead of him. (His father had never rebuked him by asking, ‘Why do you behave as you do?’ He was also very handsome and was born next after Absalom.)”

– 1 Kings 1:5,6

When David was a very old man and close to death, his son Adonijah thought that he should be Israel’s next leader and take his father’s place. However, the king had already decided that Solomon, his tenth son and the child of Bathsheba, would be his successor. Nevertheless, Adonijah usurped the throne and quickly gathered a group of officials around him to crown him king and throw him a coronation party. Hearing of this, Bathsheba alerted the prophet Nathan, and the two of them went to the ailing David and told him of his son’s deception. Upon learning about Adonijah’s scheme, the king quickly called for Solomon — he crowned him, put him on a donkey, and rode him through the Kidron Valley to the temple. As the crowds cheered, the people hailed their new leader, and God’s plan prevailed. Once Solomon was officially king, his brother was humiliated, stripped of his self-appointed power, and forced to repent. You see, whenever someone assumes authority that doesn’t rightfully belong to them, God has the final say. Though people may prosper through deceptive means, He knows the motives of the heart, and He promises to bring everything devised in darkness into His glorious light.

My friend, as King David said in Psalm 37, “Do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes,” because doing so only leads to evil. While you live in a fallen and unfair world, the truth is that you serve a good and righteous God. Nothing escapes His notice, and He promises to take care of your enemies as you faithfully look to Him. Even if you’re forced to endure injustice, consider it an honor to suffer for His sake, and trust Him to fix things behind the scenes.

Prayer


Jesus, thank you that you see every injustice and that you always have the final say. I trust you to make everything right in the end, because I know that you are good.

Reflection


Is there an injustice that’s troubling you today? If so, how can you actively trust God to make it right?

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One thought on “God Has the Final Say

  1. Donna Malchrist says:

    The greatest injustice that is very troubling to me is.The vast majority of people still refuse to get the vaccine. What are they thinking?It is very important right now for them to understand that they are harming their lives and those of their children.by not heeding the advice of medical professionals. I don’t want to read in the paper of a needless death due to stupidity and negligence.I worry about two friends of ours. They have underlying health conditions that put them at increased risk for serious illness.We need to still practice good health habits.And hopefully the number of positive cases starts to trend downward. This virus is nothing to be taken lightly. I hope and pray that all will finally realize that they need to take responsibility and get the vaccine.I am for masks mandates in all schools. Come on. Wake Up America and do the right thing. If not for yourself. Then for your children and neighbors and friends. God bless The United States of America

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