SATURDAY, September 4
Scripture: 1 Kings2:8-12
It is interesting that Solomon had to deal with Shimei, who had cursed David as he fled from Jerusalem, but it was now time for God’s judgment. God often shows the rebellious mercy for a period of time. But when that season is over if there is no repentance, then it is time for God’s justice. The Scripture makes a point in verse 12 about the necessity of justice. As soon as Solomon brought justice to Shimei, then the Kingdom was firmly established in Solomon’s hand. Bringing justice to the realm of responsibility in which we find ourselves is absolutely essential. That realm would be our city, our state and our nation. In those realms we have a responsibility to pray God’s justice. When Solomon did, he was established firmly in the Kingly anointing!