1 KINGS 1

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1 Kings 1

OLD AND NEW

 

David was at the end of his life.  It was a time for a new king to take over.  It was a time for experiencing things old and new.

 

OLD KING – Vss. 1-4

It was obvious to all that old age had caught up with David.

 

OLD PROBLEM – Vss. 5-9

David had once dealt with a rebellious son Absalom.  Now Absalom’s brother, Adonijah, decided that he was going to usurp the throne that was intended for Solomon.

 

OLD FRIENDS – Vss. 10-27

Nathan the Prophet and Bathsheba, David’s wife, made an appeal to David.  It was their intervention that saved the day.  Thank the Lord for old friends!

 

NEW KING – Vss. 28-20

Steps were taken to anoint Solomon king before Adonijah could take over.

 

NEW PANIC – Vss. 41-50

Those involved in the insurrection were terrified when Solomon actually took power.  They were now in a position of rebellion and Solomon had every right to take action against them.

 

NEW MERCY – Vss. 50-53

Solomon showed mercy to his brother for the time being.

 

 

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1 Kings 1

A NEW KING

 

INCAPACITY OF DAVID - Vss. 1-4

David was reaching the end of his life and was not well.

 

INSURRECTION OF ADONIJAH - Vss. 5-10

Adonijah plotted to become king although the throne was promised to Solomon.

He also lined up some prominent men in Israel to join in this rebellion.

 

INTERVENTION OF NATHAN - Vss. 11-27

Nathan acted quickly to preserve the throne for Solomon. He and Bathsheba both talked with David.

 

INSTALLATION OF SOLOMON - Vss. 28-40

David proclaimed that Solomon was to be installed as king.  He was.

 

INFORMATION FOR REBELS - Vss. 41-18

Those planning to install Adonijah as king received the word that Solomon had been crowned as king.  They were afraid because they could receive retribution for their rebellion.

 

INGREDIENT FOR SAFETY - Vss. 49-53

Adonijah made an appeal for leniency and was told that if he behaved himself he would not be harmed.

 

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