1 KINGS 2
1 Kings 2
When we move from one job to another we often end up
dealing with unresolved issues left by our predecessors. Such was the case with
King Solomon, who was left with some "clean up" chores by his father.
David had appointed Solomon to be the new King of
REMINDERS FROM DAVID - Vss. 1-12
REMOVAL OF ADONIJAH - Vss. 13-25
His discussion with Bathsheba and his request to marry Abishag, one of David's wives, was indication that he still had aspirations to be king. (See 1 Kings 1.) His life was taken because he was guilty of treason.
RELEASE OF ABIATHAR - Vss. 26-27
Because of Abiathar's part in Adonijah's revolt, he was removed from office.
RETRIBUTION FOR JOAB - Vss. 28-35
Joab was guilty of murder. Although it took time, Joab rightfully had his life taken.
RESTRICTION OF SHEMEI - Vss. 36-46
In each of these cases, Solomon acted wisely. Justice was carried out. Unfinished business left over from his father's reign was resolved.