A simple text today:
1 When the time drew near for David to die, he gave a charge to Solomon his son.
2 "I am about to go the way of all the earth," he said. "So be strong, show yourself a man,
3 and observe what the LORD your God requires: Walk in his ways, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and requirements, as written in the Law of Moses, so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go."
Why is this a favourite passage?
Well, I think they count as 'famous last words', even though many people will be unfamiliar with them. It's a story that grips my imagination, all the more since my own father died and there weren't any 'last words'! It maintains the theme of doing God's will, and summarises the OT link between obedience and prosperity. It's just a wonderful passage.