May 10, 2012

128 - Solomon becomes King

Kathleen's thoughts

Psalm 30: 1-12 A Psalm of thanksgiving. 5..For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favour, a lifetime. Weeping may spend the night but there is joy in the morning.
Psalm 33: 1-22 A Psalm of praise. Love verse 12 Happy is the nation whose God is the Lord the people He has chosen to be HIs own possession!

Here is food for thought about horses used as a buffer and shield... verse 17 The horse is a false hope for safety, it provides no escape by its great power.

1 Kings 1: 1-53
And so king David reaches a age where is he cold all the time and by the sounds of it bed ridden from age so they sought him a care giver who attended him and laid with him to keep him warm. But he was never intimate with her. and her name was Abishag the Shunammite

Adonijah son of Haggith kept on exalting himself saying "I will be king" but never once did the king reprimand him. he was born after Absalom. He also conspired with Joab and with Abiathar the priest. they supported him but Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet Shimei Rei and David's warriors did not side the Adonijah.

Nathan said to Bathsheba who was Solomons mother what was happening that Adonijah was wanting to be king and was gathering the people to his annnointing as king. But Nathan told Bathsheba that she must go before the king and tell him and say that "Myh Lord, you swore to your servant by the Lord your God, Your son Solomon is to become king after me, and he is the one who is to sit on my throne/ Now look, Adonijah has become king, And my lord king, you didn't know it. He is doing sacrifices, and has not invited us, At that time she was speaking with the king Nathan the prophet arrived and he confirmed it with the king what Adonijah was doing and he asked David if he said he was to become king.And King David responded Call in Bathsheba for me . The king swore an oath and said As the Lord lives, who has redeemed my life from every difficulty, just as I swore to you by the Lord God of Israel' Your son Solomon is to become king after me.
So King David ordered for Zadok the priest Nathan the prophet and Benaiah son of Jehoiada . David said have my son Solomon to ride on my own mule, and take him down to Gihon. There Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet are to anoint him as king over Israel. You are to blow the ram's horn and say "Long live King Solomon" and then you to come up after him and he is ts to come in and sit on my throne. And so Benaiah son of Jehoiada replied to the king; "May the Lord, the God of my lord the king, so affirm it"
And so Solomon was anointed king and the ram's horn was blown and all the people proclaimed "Long live King Solomon!" All the people followed him playing flutes and rejoicing with such great joy.

Adonijah submits to King Solomon. He was afraid of Solomon, so he got up and went to take hold of the horns of the altar. It was reported to Solomon what he was doing so Solomon said if he is a man of character then not a single hair of his will fall to the ground, but if evil is found in him he will die. Adonijah submits to Solomon and Solomon tells him to go home.


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