Last week I preached an opening sermon on 1 Kings called “A Remedy for the Worn Out.” I learned a lot in preparing this sermon, and what came forth was the confidence that God’s promises don’t wear out! They don’t wear out with old age, poor health, or weak passion. David could have hope of his kingdom continuing because of God’s promises! What great implications for believers concerned about when they leave this world, or when they despair at midlife, or otherwise! God’s remedy for the worn out, of course is not the worldly attempt to warm the king with a beautiful woman, but to be warmed at one’s depths by the promises of God!