David is giving the charge to his son Solomon as he is about to go the way of all the earth (nice way of saying that “I am about to die”). He wants to pass the torch of leadership for God’s people Israel. God has given Solomon great wisdom from his youth. But what David cannot give his son is heart, an obedient heart. David was a man after God’s own heart but Solomon was not. Chris White speaks from 1 Kings 2:1-3.