I Kings 1:11-40
It was homecoming day at our church last Sunday. We were expecting visitors, singers from out of town, and to feed several hungry people after morning services.
So you can imagine the shock (quickly followed by appreciation) I felt when I walked into the room that had been completely prepared to feed the church. Tables and chairs had been set up all throughout. It looked like the room had been turned into a restaurant.
I had forgotten all about needing a place to put the food!! And needing a place to sit!! Those huge details had just completely slipped my mind.
But there was a family that was looking out for me. For the reputation of our church. And for their Lord.
They had taken it upon themselves to see that the tables and chairs were set up. No complaints. They just happily did it. I thanked them over and over and apologized for my blunder. They just smiled and said it wasn’t a problem for them at all.
Then The Lord showed me a story in the Word about friends looking out for friends:
Adonijah had taken over the throne of David as he neared his final days of life. Now normally this wouldn’t be anything unnatural considering the fact that Adonijah was David’s son.
The cause for concern was the fact that the throne had been promised to Solomon, David’s other son, not Adonijah.
Nathan, a prophet of God and friend of David approached him on the matter. He knew that David was unaware of what was going on because of his feebleness and being bound to bed rest. He knew also that action needed to be taken. Something needed to be done.
David graciously accepted Nathan’s account of what was going on within his kingdom. He denounced Adonijah as king and set Solomon in his place.
All was well again because a person decided to step up on their friend’s behalf.
Could you be that friend to someone? Could you help someone to see a situation more clearly? Could you do something to make life a little easier for another person?
Look out for those that God has put in your life.