1 Kings 2:5 – 46

We know that David and Solomon were ancestors of the Lord Jesus and that Jesus is David’s greater son. We also know he came to establish his Kingdom and that his enemies were the greatest enemies of all – sin, death and the devil. The difference between Jesus and Solomon is this. Solomon’s enemies got what they deserved for their violence, intrigue, hatred towards God’s anointed King. Today, Jesus’ enemies can be forgiven because Jesus himself took the violent punishment for us! All the violence of God’s righteous anger against his enemies fell upon Jesus and in that sense, through faith in him, we are set free, for ever.