Previously: I WILL BE KING! (1 KINGS 1) "sit on the throne and reign" ‚Äď 9 times in 1 KINGS 1 Verses 13, 17, 29, 24, 27, 30, 35, 46 & 48
Today: BE SUCH A KING! (1 KINGS 2) "to be firm, to make firm, to be established (Hebrew: kun) Verses 12, 24, 45, 46
 BE SUCH A KING: FEAR THE LORD!
2 SAMUEL 23:3 ~ The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me: 'He who rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.'
Elaboration: 1 KINGS 2:2-4
Big picture: True manhood has everything to do with God's Word! "Manliness is next to godliness!"
[a] Be A Man: Keep His Word!
Verse 3a: Keep the charge of the LORD your God.
Cf. DEUTERONOMY 17:18-20 where the king of Israel was called to write for himself a copy of the law of God and then read it!
Verse 3b ~ To walk in His ways . . .
Cf. PSALM 1:1-2
[b] Be A Man: Keep ALL His Word!
Verse 2 --- statutes, commandments, judgments, testimonies . . . written in the Law of Moses"!
What will happen if it is done?
Personal prosperity: Verse 3 ~ that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn.
Perpetual dynasty: Verse 4 ~ that the LORD may fulfil His word which He spoke concerning me, saying, 'If your sons take heed to their way, to walk before Me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul,' He said, 'you shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.'
Cf. JOHSUA 1:7 ~ Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go.