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<< Thursday, February 4, 2010 >>
1 Kings 2:1-4, 10-12
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1 Chronicles 29:10-12 Mark 6:7-13
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"I am going the way of all mankind." —1 Kings 2:2

David had an eventful life. He was very handsome. With his own hands, he killed both a lion and a bear. He beheaded the giant Goliath and won victory for the Israelite nation. David was the anointed king of Israel for forty years (1 Kgs 2:11). He escaped several attempts on his life. He was the most successful general in Israelite history. He won many wars and personally killed thousands of people. His kingdom survived a civil war. He had several wives and dozens of children. One of his children died shortly after birth. David saw 70,000 people die in three days because of his sin. He wrote many of the psalms. He was a gifted musician and dancer. He was a top-notch businessman and the standard by which all kings would be measured in Israelite history. To put it mildly, David had an eventful life.

When David lay on his deathbed, he looked back at his life of pleasure, power, violence, intrigue, sex, money, sin, blessing, worship, success, prosperity, etc. Then David looked at his son Solomon and all he had to say to him was: "Keep the mandate of the Lord, your God, following His ways and observing His statutes, commands, ordinances, and decrees" (1 Kgs 2:3).

In the end, after all is said and done, the meaning of life is: "Obey God." What we have done in obedience to Him lasts forever; everything else passes away. Obey God. It's our duty and privilege to obey Him.

Prayer: Father, give me daily the grace to desire to obey You. Pour out Your Spirit on me so that I may always do Your will.
Promise: "They went off, preaching the need of repentance. They expelled many demons, anointed the sick with oil, and worked many cures." —Mk 6:12-13
Praise: Evelyn's faithful example eventually drew her wayward children back to their Lord.
(For a related teaching, order our leaflet Obedience School or on tape titled Obeying God on audio AV 62-3 or video V-62.)
Rescript: In accord with the Code of Canon Law, I hereby grant the Nihil Obstat ("Permission to Publish") for One Bread, One Body covering the period from February 1, 2010 through March 31, 2010.
†Reverend Joseph R. Binzer, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, August 26, 2009.
The Nihil Obstat ("Permission to Publish") is a declaration that a book or pamphlet is considered to be free of doctrinal or moral error. It is not implied that those who have granted the Nihil Obstat agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.
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