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Applications from 1 Kings
1 Kings 1:4
David is near the end of his life. His health is failing and he is cold. His helpers cannot keep him warm so they bring in a young lady to lay with him. This is nothing sexual (4b), her body heat will radiate and warm the old king.
In these times do what only a Christian can do.
(Verse 4 And the damsel was very fair, and cherished the king, and ministered to him: but the king knew her not.)
Minister. Only a Christian can truly minister to others. Sure anyone can serve. But, only someone who has experienced the Love of Christ can share it. This is the help that is really needed. Not to say that Abishag was/was not a follower of God. But, the application works for us now.
Cherish the King. Abishag cherished the one she served. She may not have liked the situation, but she didn’t mind the company. Today’s Christian can also Cherish the king! When you have to do things you don’t want to do: Do what only a Christian can and during this time Cherish your King! Enjoy His company.
When the time comes and you can no longer go it alone, trust those who want to help and allow them to do so. Be thankful for those who will help. When faced with a difficult task, do it for the glory of God!
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