“And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever.” 28:9-10
Solomon is on the scene and things are about to get good! And then bad again. Is it inevitable that a good, godly leader will eventually fall from grace? It seems that way. I want to believe the best in people, and be able to count on them. I also can’t think of a SINGLE godly person in the Bible who hasn’t done something terribly sinful.
It’s easy to feel discouraged by your future with the Lord. Or maybe you’re already in a season where you’ve screwed up and you feel distant and terrible.
I love David’s exhortation to his son to know God and serve him willingly. If you seek him, he will be found by you. I love that.