"As for you my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a loyal heart and witha willing mind, for the Lord searches all hearts and understands all the intent of thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you forsake Him. He will cast you off forever."
We don't have the power and authority to design and create a world to live in. Rather, we live in the world that has been designed and created for us long before we ever came on the scene. It is the world that was designed and created by the Lord God of heaven and earth. We live in this world and it is up-to us to acquiesce to the terms of living in this world.
King David was wise, He knew the world he lived in. he knew it was not the world of his own making. He knew it was the Lord's world. He knew that if his son was to make it in the world, then he would have to acquiesce to it's terms just as he did. He knew that Solomon would have to know the Lord and come to terms with Him.
If you want to come to terms with the Lord, then you must come to terms with the Lord, then you must do what David said to Solomon, You must do four things :-
- You must "server Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind". Since it is the Lord's world. He is the Sovereign King and Ruler over it. You can't do whatever you want. that's what people who don't know where they live do.
- You must realize that the Lord searches all hearts and understands all the intents of your thoughts". You can't fool the Lord. You can't pretend to be a faithful servant and still harbor rebellious thoughts and intentions. The Lord finds out everything.
- You must seek Him, so He will find you. You must not go your own way in life, you must seek His will and purpose and follow Him.if you seek Him, you will find Him and He will bless your efforts(Hebrews 11:6).
- You must not forsake Him. If you do that, you will be cast off forever. It is His world. It's a privilege to live in it, not a right. If you fail to respect its terms, then you forfeit your privilege.
It is time to stop living in a fantasy world. It is time to acquiesce to the world as it actually is.