David’s life comes to an end and once again the preparations, the detailed preparations are tended to by David. He calls all the people together and repeats to those who are present the words that God spoke to him about why he could not build the temple himself. I am a warrior and so God does not want me to build the temple but I’m putting everything in place so that my son, and I have a lot of sons, but my son Solomon is the one who is going to be building this temple.
He also encourages Solomon and tells him to be strong and courageous. That should sound familiar, remember Joshua when he was terrified to take over from Moses and how he was told by God to be strong and courageous. Well, this is kind of similar although it is David who speaks to his Son and not God who speaks to Joshua.
In Psalm 32 we find that phrase that gives us hope and also directs our steps: Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. We know that in Jesus our transgression is covered. We know that by no act of our own Jesus covers us with his pinions and protects us. We find in Psalm 32 a reassurance that is covered by the blood of Jesus.
Proverbs covers a few areas of life that could be considered relevant for today. We are given investing advice in vs.11: wealth hastily gotten will dwindle, but those who gather little by little will increase it. A little warning to all those cryptocurrency folks. We have advice on how to raise children in vs.24: Those who spare the rod hate their children, but those who love them are diligent to discipline them.