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.