1 Kings Chapter 1

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1 Kings 1

1 Now king David was old and stricken in years; and they covered him with clothes, but he gat no heat.

2 Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before the king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king may get heat.

3 So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the coasts of Israel, and found Abishag a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.

4 And the damsel was very fair, and cherished the king, and ministered to him: but the king knew her not.

5 Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king: and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.

6 And his father had not displeased him at any time in saying, Why hast thou done so? and he also was a very goodly man; and his mother bare him after Absalom.

7 And he conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest: and they following Adonijah helped him.

8 But Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and Nathan the prophet, and Shimei, and Rei, and the mighty men which belonged to David, were not with Adonijah.

9 And Adonijah slew sheep and oxen and fat cattle by the stone of Zoheleth, which is by Enrogel, and called all his brethren the king’s sons, and all the men of Judah the king’s servants:

10 But Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah, and the mighty men, and Solomon his brother, he called not.

11 Wherefore Nathan spake unto Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, saying, Hast thou not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith doth reign, and David our lord knoweth it not?

12 Now therefore come, let me, I pray thee, give thee counsel, that thou mayest save thine own life, and the life of thy son Solomon.

13 Go and get thee in unto king David, and say unto him, Didst not thou, my lord, O king, swear unto thine handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne? why then doth Adonijah reign?

14 Behold, while thou yet talkest there with the king, I also will come in after thee, and confirm thy words.

15 And Bathsheba went in unto the king into the chamber: and the king was very old; and Abishag the Shunammite ministered unto the king.

16 And Bathsheba bowed, and did obeisance unto the king. And the king said, What wouldest thou?

17 And she said unto him, My lord, thou swarest by the Lord thy God unto thine handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne.

18 And now, behold, Adonijah reigneth; and now, my lord the king, thou knowest it not:

19 And he hath slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance, and hath called all the sons of the king, and Abiathar the priest, and Joab the captain of the host: but Solomon thy servant hath he not called.

20 And thou, my lord, O king, the eyes of all Israel are upon thee, that thou shouldest tell them who shall sit on the throne of my lord the king after him.

21 Otherwise it shall come to pass, when my lord the king shall sleep with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon shall be counted offenders.

22 And, lo, while she yet talked with the king, Nathan the prophet also came in.

23 And they told the king, saying, Behold Nathan the prophet. And when he was come in before the king, he bowed himself before the king with his face to the ground.

24 And Nathan said, My lord, O king, hast thou said, Adonijah shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne?

25 For he is gone down this day, and hath slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance, and hath called all the king’s sons, and the captains of the host, and Abiathar the priest; and, behold, they eat and drink before him, and say, God save king Adonijah.

26 But me, even me thy servant, and Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and thy servant Solomon, hath he not called.

27 Is this thing done by my lord the king, and thou hast not shewed it unto thy servant, who should sit on the throne of my lord the king after him?

28 Then king David answered and said, Call me Bathsheba. And she came into the king’s presence, and stood before the king.

29 And the king sware, and said, As the Lord liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress,

30 Even as I sware unto thee by the Lord God of Israel, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead; even so will I certainly do this day.

31 Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the king, and said, Let my lord king David live for ever.

32 And king David said, Call me Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada. And they came before the king.

33 The king also said unto them, Take with you the servants of your lord, and cause Solomon my son to ride upon mine own mule, and bring him down to Gihon:

34 And let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him there king over Israel: and blow ye with the trumpet, and say, God save king Solomon.

35 Then ye shall come up after him, that he may come and sit upon my throne; for he shall be king in my stead: and I have appointed him to be ruler over Israel and over Judah.

36 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada answered the king, and said, Amen: the Lord God of my lord the king say so too.

37 As the Lord hath been with my lord the king, even so be he with Solomon, and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord king David.

38 So Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, went down, and caused Solomon to ride upon king David’s mule, and brought him to Gihon.

39 And Zadok the priest took an horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon. And they blew the trumpet; and all the people said, God save king Solomon.

40 And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth rent with the sound of them.

41 And Adonijah and all the guests that were with him heard it as they had made an end of eating. And when Joab heard the sound of the trumpet, he said, Wherefore is this noise of the city being in an uproar?

42 And while he yet spake, behold, Jonathan the son of Abiathar the priest came; and Adonijah said unto him, Come in; for thou art a valiant man, and bringest good tidings.

43 And Jonathan answered and said to Adonijah, Verily our lord king David hath made Solomon king.

44 And the king hath sent with him Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, and they have caused him to ride upon the king’s mule:

45 And Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him king in Gihon: and they are come up from thence rejoicing, so that the city rang again. This is the noise that ye have heard.

46 And also Solomon sitteth on the throne of the kingdom.

47 And moreover the king’s servants came to bless our lord king David, saying, God make the name of Solomon better than thy name, and make his throne greater than thy throne. And the king bowed himself upon the bed.

48 And also thus said the king, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, which hath given one to sit on my throne this day, mine eyes even seeing it.

49 And all the guests that were with Adonijah were afraid, and rose up, and went every man his way.

50 And Adonijah feared because of Solomon, and arose, and went, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.

51 And it was told Solomon, saying, Behold, Adonijah feareth king Solomon: for, lo, he hath caught hold on the horns of the altar, saying, Let king Solomon swear unto me today that he will not slay his servant with the sword.

52 And Solomon said, If he will shew himself a worthy man, there shall not an hair of him fall to the earth: but if wickedness shall be found in him, he shall die.

53 So king Solomon sent, and they brought him down from the altar. And he came and bowed himself to king Solomon: and Solomon said unto him, Go to thine house.

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44 thoughts on “1 Kings Chapter 1

  1. 5. Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king: and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him. KJV

    53. So King Solomon summoned Adonijah, and they brought him down from the altar. He came and bowed respectfully before King Solomon, who dismissed him, saying, “Go on home.” NLT

    When we exalt ourselves, we are likely to be brought down, taught some respect, and dismissed!

  2. In reading this chapter, we see that one cannot presume anything as Adonijah found out for himself. You must be God appointed, not self appointed. We must always seek direction from the Lord and not tend to our own agenda.

  3. 52 And Solomon said, If he will shew himself a worthy man, there shall not an hair of him fall to the earth: but if wickedness shall be found in him, he shall die.

    If we repent, baptized in Jesus name, receive the Holy Ghost and show ourselves faithful we shall be saved.

  4. 49 And all the guests that were with Adonijah were afraid, and rose up, and went every man his way.

    Acts 5:35-39 And said unto them, Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what ye intend to do as touching these men. For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered, and brought to nought. After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in the days of the taxing, and drew away much people after him: he also perished; and all, even as many as obeyed him, were dispersed. And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.

    This word is true even until today. When we are doing something that is in Gods will, he will keep you and bless you. His will will always prevail.
    But if you try to do something, no matter how right it might seem, or how much support you get to do such thing at the end you will be found fighting against God.
    There are men that I know that have left the church organization that we were in last before POFW, they went and have started there own churches which have not prospered. One of them has tried several times since to start a church and failed. The other still has church services but has no one in the congregation, but him and his wife and kids.
    Don’t get ahead of yourself, when it time, God will promote you. You will excersise your calling being sent by your authority. If you align yourself with God plan and will, you can not go wrong.

  5. There is a saying in Spanish that means that people surround themselves with people like them. Here Adonijah does that exact thing.

    9 And Adonijah slew sheep and oxen and fat cattle by the stone of Zoheleth, which is by Enrogel, and called all his brethren the king’s sons, and all the men of Judah the king’s servants:

    Adonijah exalted himself above everyone else. A perfect example of those that sit themselves in a position only to be cut down, brought down, thrown down from that seat.
    On the other hand, there is Solomon. Humbly awaiting to be called into position.

    32 And king David said, Call me Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada. And they came before the king.

    33 The king also said unto them, Take with you the servants of your lord, and cause Solomon my son to ride upon mine own mule, and bring him down to Gihon:

    34 And let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him there king over Israel: and blow ye with the trumpet, and say, God save king Solomon.

    35 Then ye shall come up after him, that he may come and sit upon my throne; for he shall be king in my stead: and I have appointed him to be ruler over Israel and over Judah.

    We need to wait for our King to place us where He wants us or need us. When approach with an opportunity seek council and prayer. Don’t go seat at the table without consulting it with God. You might find yourself in the position where you will fear the consequences of your actions.

    49 And all the guests that were with Adonijah were afraid, and rose up, and went every man his way.

    Our God reigns over all!!!! We will not allow anyone else to sit on that throne but Jesus Christ. Be willing and able to defend Him above all. In Jesus Holy Name Amen

  6. 52 Solomon replied, “If he shows himself to be worthy, not a hair of his head will fall to the ground; but if evil is found in him, he will die.” 

    Amen! When we don’t show God our faithfulness and love to Him, we are killing ourselves spiritually. It just hurts me to see people be lukewarm and not give their whole lives completely to God. I know of people that don’t even want anything to do with God because they don’t want to leave the things of this world. If we struggle with the little things, God won’t trust us with the big things. Set aside everything that is from this world and just put your trust and focus on God. Rebuke the enemy and he shall flee….its a fact!!!! Wake up and get closer to God. You never know when we will taking our last breathe!!!

  7. 50-53
    Adonijahs fear
    Adonijahs fear also shows that he intended to kill his rival Solomon when he took the throne. Solomon was gracious not to execute Adonijah and wise to make his continued safetY depend on good behavior .

  8. 5. Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king: and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him. KJV

    53. So King Solomon summoned Adonijah, and they brought him down from the altar. He came and bowed respectfully before King Solomon, who dismissed him, saying, “Go on home.” NLT
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    WE must not exalt ourselves but remain low and humble. We must not forget that “the greatest among us serves” and that ” if we humble ourselves God will exalt us when he is ready.

  9. 6 Now his father, King David, had never disciplined him at any time, even by asking, “Why are you doing that?” Adonijah had been born next after Absalom, and he was very handsome. (NLT)

    Undisciplined and prideful… Not a good combo, as we see in this chapter.

  10. 39 And Zadok the priest took an horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon. And they blew the trumpet; and all the people said, God save king Solomon.

    An horn of oil. The anointing . Lord use the anointing you have placed in each of us for your divine will and purpose throughout this day. Give us the words you would have us speak and the touch that You want in someone’s life today. In Jesus name.

  11. 5 Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king: and he prepared him chariots and horsemen

  12. 1 KIngs 1:40-41 (NLT)
    40) And all the people followed Solomon into Jerusalem, playing flutes and shouting for joy. The celebration was so joyous and noisy that the earth shook with the sound.
    41) Adonijah and his guests heard the celebrating and shouting just as they were finishing their banquet. When Joab heard the sound of the ram’s horn, he asked, “What’s going on? Why is the city in such an uproar?”

    We need to “Shake the Foundation with Praise.” Then it will cause the people of Fort Worth to wander what is going on at POFW.

  13. A PLACE OF REFUGE IN FEARFUL TIMES

    48 And also thus said the king, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, which hath given one to sit on my throne this day, mine eyes even seeing it.
    49 And all the guests that were with Adonijah were afraid, and rose up, and went every man his way.
    50 And Adonijah feared because of Solomon, and arose, and went, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.

    As perilous times intensify, sin multiplies and iniquity abounds more and more, we will should witness a migration to the horns of the altar. When all the systems of this world have failed and people are fearful, helpless and hopeless there will be a great turning to the horns of the altar.

    Adonijah had presented, advertised and promoted himself to be the next king over Israel. The major blessing missing was that of King David and that of GOD. Self promotion is dangerous and painstaking, even more dangerous is the path of rebellion.

    Adonijah utilized wisdom and good judgement when he ran to the sanctuary and grabbed the horns of the altar of repentance and mercy.

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    49-50 Panicked, Adonijah’s guests got out of there, scattering every which way. But Adonijah himself, afraid for his life because of Solomon, fled to the sanctuary and grabbed the horns of the Altar.

    May JESUS help us to choose to run to him as fearful times intensify and multiply as the result of the iniquity of man.

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  14. 29 And the king sware, and said, As the Lord liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress,

    30 Even as I sware unto thee by the Lord God of Israel, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead; even so will I certainly do this day.

  15. Don’t settle for something God has not ordained for your life. The devil always has a counterfeit. If we are not sensitive to the Spirit and pray about our decisions, search the word for answers regarding our decisions, we can easily be swayed by the first thing that comes along instead of waiting for what God has promised.

  16. king, even so be he with Solomon, and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord king David.

    38 So Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, went down, and caused Solomon to ride upon king David’s mule, and brought him to Gihon.

    39 And Zadok the priest took an horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon. And they blew the trumpet; and all the people said, God save king Solomon.

  17. 1 Kings 1:53 (KJV Strong’s)

    53 So king Solomon sent, and they brought him down from the altar. And he came and bowed himself to king Solomon: and Solomon said unto him, Go to thine house.

    Many may have looked at that situation as hopeless. Adonijah had already been named the King. What is the use of challenging this? Besides he has an army, and a great number of people behind him.

    Yet God works in the impossible. Not only was Solomon named king but there were no repercussions.

    Even when things seem hopeless, and that it’s too late God is still able to make a way.

  18. 50 And Adonijah feared because of Solomon, and arose, and went, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.
    51 And it was told Solomon, saying, Behold, Adonijah feareth king Solomon: for, lo, he hath caught hold on the horns of the altar, saying, Let king Solomon swear unto me today that he will not slay his servant with the sword.
    52 And Solomon said, If he will shew himself a worthy man, there shall not an hair of him fall to the earth: but if wickedness shall be found in him, he shall die.

    David was an example of living for God before his children and Adonijah displayed that he knew to run to the sanctuary, safe place, and seek forgiveness from Solomon. In wisdom, Solomon tells his brother that if he shows himself worthy he won’t die and also lets him know up front that if he choices to do anything wicked, he will die. Now the true character of Adonijah will be tested. If he truly repented he will be able to live upright and in harmony with Solomon as king. if, the real Adonijah will be exposed once again. This speaks to true repentance vs being sorry for getting caught. Be real with God, he is our help and strength and already knows what we have need of before we ask. Ask.

  19. 50 And Adonijah feared because of Solomon, and arose, and went, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.

    51 And it was told Solomon, saying, Behold, Adonijah feareth king Solomon: for, lo, he hath caught hold on the horns of the altar, saying, Let king Solomon swear unto me today that he will not slay his servant with the sword.

    52 And Solomon said, If he will shew himself a worthy man, there shall not an hair of him fall to the earth: but if wickedness shall be found in him, he shall die.

    53 So king Solomon sent, and they brought him down from the altar. And he came and bowed himself to king Solomon: and Solomon said unto him, Go to thine house.

    This whole time I hadn’t read where Solomon acted in rage or impatience. He waited on the promise of God

  20. 52-53 Solomon then said, “If he proves to be a man of honor, not a hair of his head will be hurt; but if there is evil in him, he’ll die.” Solomon summoned him and they brought him from the Altar. Adonijah came and bowed down, honoring the king. Solomon dismissed him, “Go home.” MSG

  21. 52 And Solomon said, If he will shew himself a worthy man, there shall not an hair of him fall to the earth: but if wickedness shall be found in him, he shall die. MSG

    When we do what is right and what God has planned us to do then God will take care of his people. However, someone can’t expect God to take care of them 100% if they are not 100% complete with God. We never know when our time is up, that is why we are to be prayed up daily.

  22. 49 And all the guests that were with Adonijah were afraid, and rose up, and went every man his way.

    50 And Adonijah feared because of Solomon, and arose, and went, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.

    When we are in need or a place of trouble, the altar of God is where we need to go.

  23. 5 Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king: and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.

    6 And his father had not displeased him at any time in saying, Why hast thou done so? and he also was a very goodly man; and his mother bare him after Absalom.

    Pridefulness will get you stuck in situations that you were never meant to be in. We must be like Christ and remain humble and have a heart of servanthood!

  24. “48 And also thus said the king, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, which hath given one to sit on my throne this day, mine eyes even seeing it.

    49 And all the guests that were with Adonijah were afraid, and rose up, and went every man his way.

    50 And Adonijah feared because of Solomon, and arose, and went, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.”

  25. Watch what you are doing.

    I read this whole chapter and it was a wakeup call that I need to do what’s right and not fall backwards. I was almost fixing to go to a place that’s not very peaceful and ungodly. And in the last verses it s a US that solomon was fixing to do wicked stuff and if he did he would surely die. I’m not ready to die right now. Yes I want to see Jesus bit I’m no respected of persons I can go to he’ll if I’m not careful and get back to church and God.
    I have short hair like a boy and i saw pictures of me when I was going to pofw and i had long hair and looked really holy. I was hurting alot but the closer I got to Jesus the easier it was for me to cope.
    All in all I’m realizing that I can still have a close relationship with the true King now and not fall backwards. This is a wakeup call.
    THANKYOU Lord.

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    51 And it was told Solomon, saying, Behold, Adonijah feareth king Solomon: for, lo, he hath caught hold on the horns of the altar, saying, Let king Solomon swear unto me today that he will not slay his servant with the sword.

    The best place to go when you get in trouble is to the altar and hang on for dear life. God always makes a way in the mighty name of Jesus

  27. 5 Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king: and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.

    God the King of kinds puts up and down. It is not our place to exalt ourselves for faster than we can exalt ourself He will humble us.

  28. Our mind might try to convince us that forgiveness is “letting someone off the hook,” and that we are in fact doing those who mistreated us a favor by forgiving them, but the truth of the matter is that we are doing ourself a favor.

    Forgiveness is a gift you give to yourself, to be at peace, to be happy and to be able to sleep at night. You’re not doing this for them, you’re doing it for yourself, to set yourself free from the feelings of hurt, ​anger and helplessness and to be at peace.

    Peace of mind is what we find the moment we let go of any grudges and any resentments we might be holding on to. The moment we say to ourself: “It is time to let go, it is time to forgive”, that will be the moment we will find peace.

  29. You cannot annoying yourself to be king. You have to serve the king first. God has to put you in that position. Im glad that not just anyone can go sit in Pastors chair and call themselves Pastor at POFW. God has to do that.

  30. “Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king: and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.” The word of Jesus (God) stated he “exalted himself”. Adonijah was deceitful in that he wanted all to believe he was the chosen. There is something wrong when one that has to continually promote self, ignore one’s own lies, and then expect others too trust them. Dear God, awaken us too leaders that habitually lie and promote self. God Bless America, Israel, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  31. “Even as I sware unto thee by the Lord God of Israel, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead; even so will I certainly do this day.” David was aware of his own state and that immediate action was necessary. There are somethings in life that cannot and should not wait, as David proved. God help us see the importance of each day and especially this day, in Jesus name.

  32. 30 Even as I sware unto thee by the Lord God of Israel, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead; even so will I certainly do this day.

    31 Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the king, and said, Let my lord king David live for ever.

    32 And king David said, Call me Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada. And they came before the king.

    33 The king also said unto them, Take with you the servants of your lord, and cause Solomon my son to ride upon mine own mule, and bring him down to Gihon:

    34 And let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him there king over Israel: and blow ye with the trumpet, and say, God save king Solomon.

    Seems like David had made a promise or given his word and for a moment it may have seen like it was not going to be, But God had the last Word. Sometimes our situation and promises and dreams seem far away perhaps even look like its not gonna happen. Nevertheless, God has not foegotten and will make sure to it that it comes to pass. One may have to come before the King in prayer but in the end God’s will shall be done.

  33. 10 But Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah, and the mighty men, and Solomon his brother, he called not.

    11 Wherefore Nathan spake unto Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, saying, Hast thou not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith doth reign, and David our lord knoweth it not?

    12 Now therefore come, let me, I pray thee, give thee counsel, that thou mayest save thine own life, and the life of thy son Solomon.

    13 Go and get thee in unto king David, and say unto him, Didst not thou, my lord, O king, swear unto thine handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne? why then doth Adonijah reign?

    It’s not always a bad thing to not be invited to “the party.” Just because there’s approval of the people doesn’t mean there’s spiritual approval of what’s happening. As a sign of this, we see the people following after Adonijah but the men of God stood in support of Solomon before King David and God Himself. Just because you find yourself in an unpopular spot, just because you’re left out of certain things, it doesn’t automatically mean there’s something wrong that you need to fix. If there’s something carnal or just simply out of the will of God for you (no matter how appealing it may seem from a distance,) then you are blessed to not be apart of it.

    Psalm 1:1-6
    1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

    2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

    3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

    4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

    5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

    6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

  34. “Now his father, King David, had never disciplined him at any time, even by asking, “Why are you doing that?” Adonijah had been born next after Absalom, and he was very handsome.”
    ‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    “Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children. Those who love their children care enough to discipline them.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭13:24‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  35. When God puts things into motion it doesn’t matter what man does. God can reset people and the plans they make very easily. We should always be mindful of the promises God has made for they will come to pass, even when other people try to stop them.

  36. “And the king sware, and said, As the Lord liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress,”(1 Kings‬ ‭1:29‬ ‭KJV)

    In todays society it’s so easy for people to make promises to each other and never fully commit to follow them through. We should always stay loyal to what we say that we are going to do long after the mood we are in has gone away. When we make promises to our God he expects us to keep them and be faithful because he faithfully bring us through trials and storms. We can always count on our Lord but can we be faithful to do the things we have committed to do in our lives.

  37. Both the altar at the temple and the altar at the tabernacle were designed with four horns, one at each of the four corners (Ex 27:2). Fugitives would cling to these horns pleading for mercy for their fate to come. Refuge at the altar was temporary, however; if a person was judged guilty of murder, he was removed and executed. Both Adonijah and Joab seek refuge at the altar- but with different results. (1 Ki 1:49-53; 2:28-34). When a child knows they have done wrong and punishment is coming they may run, hide or cry out for forgiveness. When we behave this way toward our Heavenly Father when we have sinned we have been gifted with grace and mercy to repent.

  38. This book starts with the politics of succession. Each son had a series of events to put them on the thrown. Solomon succeeds. The writer sets up this book with the validity of Solomon’s claim and the rise his brother tried to pull to usurp him.

  39. 31 Then Bathsheba bowed with her face to the earth, and did reverence to the king, and said, Let my lord king David live for ever.

    After all the time they had been together, being his wife, she still comes with reverence. All too often we don’t. Maybe we would be wise to take the same attitude when we come before the King of Kings

  40. 30 Even as I sware unto thee by the Lord God of Israel, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead; even so will I certainly do this day.

    King David had promised the throne to Solomon since David was of old age he passed it on to him just as the Lord commanded.

  41. 5About that time David’s son Adonijah, whose mother was Haggith, began boasting, “I will make myself king.” So he provided himself with chariots and charioteers and recruited fifty men to run in front of him.

    This is an example of a prideful spirit, believing he can make himself into anything he wants. His wont allow him to see, that one has to be blessed and annointed to be king. He was taking matters into his own hands without consulting King David.

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