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August 1, 2018

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Reading along with us in 1 Kings? Here’s today’s reading:

1 Kings 1 (ESV)

Now King David was old and advanced in years. And although they covered him with clothes, he could not get warm. Therefore his servants said to him, “Let a young woman be sought for my lord the king, and let her wait on the king and be in his service. Let her lie in your arms, that my lord the king may be warm.” So they sought for a beautiful young woman throughout all the territory of Israel, and found Abishag the Shunammite, and brought her to the king. The young woman was very beautiful, and she was of service to the king and attended to him, but the king knew her not.....Continue Reading

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  1. 37As the Lord has been with my lord the king, even so may he be with Solomon, and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord King David.”

  2. Solomon becomes King and is anointed by Nathan
    My sense is this is an important intervention on the part of Nathan and that it was Gods Will for Solomon I was unaware of the almost coup

  3. What honor the people of Israel gave to king David even in his advanced years. God made it clear that Solomon would be king and so things unfold to accomplish His plan. Adonijah seems to be cut from the same cloth as Absalom, following in his footsteps of usurping authority and his pattern of prideful behavior. And yet he is willing to give in when the cards are stacked against him and Solomon shows him mercy, his first act as king…..

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