Solomon was the wisest man to ever live, except for Jesus. Since both Solomon and David wrote scripture, we have a historical record of their teachings. David learned out in the fields with God. David was educated in the school of hard knocks. He was often isolated from his family and he spent countless hours with his sheep and his God. He developed his relationship with the Lord, His Shepherd, as he learned to shepherd his flock. He developed a reliance on God’s strength, as he killed a lion and a bear with his bare hands. He developed a trust in God’s protection, as he survived the many attempts Saul made on his life. In many ways, David started from nothing (the fields) and made it to the top (the throne). This meant that Solomon did not have to endure what David endured.
Solomon was born a prince. Solomon had the best education. Solomon spent quality time with his father as David developed him and prepared him to eventually take the throne. That’s why Solomon has so much to say about listening to your parents and receiving correction. All children make mistakes, but only those that are willing to be corrected are the ones that can be developed!
So what does this mean to you today? It means that if you desire to maximize your purpose and potential in life, you must maintain a teachable spirit. So be thankful for what you know, and understand that you don’t know it all!
Proverbs 13:1 (NKJV) A wise son heeds his father's instruction, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
Bro. David Martin
Brother David has been pastor at MVBC since August of 1999. He announced his call into the ministry in August of 1986 and has served various churches as Pastor, Youth Pastor, and Associate Pastor. He received a BA in Pastoral Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as a Master of Ministry and Doctor of Ministry from Covington Theological Seminary.
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