Trouble in the Kingdom

The Bible pulls no punches. Everything is revealed of kings, the family of the king, and his opponents. Be sure to read 2 Samuel 24 through 1 Kings 2 of today’s reading.

And, lo, while she yet talked with the king, Nathan the prophet also came in.  And they told the king, saying, “Behold Nathan the prophet.” And when he was come in before the king, he bowed himself before the king with his face to the ground.  And Nathan said, “My lord, O king, hast thou said, ‘Adonijah shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne?’  For he is gone down this day, and hath slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance, and hath called all the king’s sons, and the captains of the host, and Abiathar the priest; and, behold, they eat and drink before him, and say, ‘God save king Adonijah.’  But me, even me thy servant, and Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and thy servant Solomon, hath he not called.  Is this thing done by my lord the king, and thou hast not shewed it unto thy servant, who should sit on the throne of my lord the king after him?”
1 Kings 1:22-27

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