Friday, August 22, 2008

watch and pray: carefully!

Be careful what you ask for! Adonijah thought to get back what he had lost, or better, what he never really had, through the intercession of the king’s mother, Bathsheba.
And he said, “Please ask King Solomon—he will not refuse you—to give me Abishag the Shunammite as my wife.” Bathsheba said, “Very well; I will speak for you to the king.”
Solomon saw the request for what it was, a clever ploy to undermine his authority by giving the woman who had been connected to King David to his malcontent brother.
If our requests do not serve to advance and establish the kingdom, even if we go through the most effective intercessor, God will not answer favorably, and what generated that request may very likely be put to death. So, once again, be careful what you ask for! Now therefore as the Lord lives, who has established me and placed me on the throne of David my father, and who has made me a house, as he promised, Adonijah shall be put to death today!

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