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.