David's Charge to Solomon

21 Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Kings 2:1

Commentary on 1 Kings 2:1-4

(Read 1 Kings 2:1-4)

David's charge to Solomon is, to keep the charge of the Lord. The authority of a dying father is much, but nothing to that of a living God. God promised David that the Messiah should come from his descendants, and that promise was absolute; but the promise, that there should not fail of them a man on the throne of Israel, was conditional; if he walks before God in sincerity, with zeal and resolution: in order hereunto, he must take heed to his way.