Between the notice of David's death in 1 Kings 2:10 and the succession of his son Solomon to the throne ca. 961 B.C., stated in 1 Kings 2:12, there belongs the material found in 2:1--46. Adonijah, David's son, and Joab, his commander, pretend to the davidic throne, but are slain and their supporters are banished from the kingdom. Then, in accordance with God's love for Solomon, stated earlier in 2 Samuel 12:24, the kingdom is "established in the hand of Solo--mon" (1 Kings 2:46). This seemingly very secular history is proceeding according to the desire of God.
Are you paying attention? Or are you paying attention to the wrong stuff? A voice that sounds a lot like Wisdom as we met her in Proverbs begs us to learn from past experience, so as not to spend money when we can get free stuff. The first generation liberated from Egypt died in the desert because they didn’t learn. And when the people pointed with oohs and ahhs towards current events, Jesus asked them to learn from the past to recognize that some things are not as significant as the eternal choices.
The government has finally woken up to the fact that the health of our children in this country is threatened by their food. For two generations, since World War II, food has become increasingly processed and the era of the fast food meal is well and truly with us.
Karen hates church. She feels it's a place where people are brainwashed. She thinks the people who go to church are weak, looking for a crutch in sermons that tell them how to behave. Karen clearly has an issue with established religion.