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April 15 - Morning

"Now Adonijah, whose mother was Haggith,
put himself forward and said,

“I will be king.”

So he got chariots and horses ready, with fifty men to run ahead of him...Adonijah conferred with Joab son of Zeruiah and with Abiathar the priest, and they gave him their support...Adonijah then sacrificed sheep, cattle and fattened calves at the Stone of Zoheleth near En Rogel. He invited all his brothers, the king’s sons,
and all the royal officials of Judah,...

Then Nathan asked Bathsheba, Solomon’s mother, 'Have you not heard that Adonijah, the son of Haggith, has become king, and our lord David knows nothing about it?' Now then, let me advise you how you can save your own life and the life of your son Solomon. Go in to King David and say to him, "My lord the king, did you not swear to me your servant: 'Surely Solomon your son shall be king after me, and he will sit on my throne'? Why then has Adonijah become king?" While you are still there talking to the king, I will come in and add my word to what you have said.'

So Bathsheba went to see the aged king in his room, where Abishag the Shunammite was attending him. Bathsheba bowed down, prostrating herself
before the king.

“What is it you want?” the king asked.

She said to him,
'My lord, you yourself swore to me your servant by the Lord your God: "Solomon your son shall be king after me, and he will sit on my throne." But now Adonijah has become king, and you, my lord the king, do not know about it. He has sacrificed great numbers of cattle, fattened calves, and sheep, and has invited all the king’s sons, Abiathar the priest and
Joab the commander of the army, but
he has not invited Solomon your servant.' "

- First Kings 1:5, 7, 9, 11-19

Sunset on the Sea of Galilee; Click to go to next devotion  
Adonijah, Joab and Abiathar vs David, Bathsheba and Nathan for the Throne    

As David approaches the end of his reign on his death bed, Adonijah, who, since Absalom’s death, was the next in line for the throne, begins preparations to receive the throne of his father David. This is proper and appropriate since this was in keeping with the culture and customs of the Near Eastern people.

Adonijah first secures the support of the military when he confers with General Joab. Next mentioned is the High Priest Abiathar who also is willing to recognize and support Adonijah as the next king. The chariot, the royal runners (a personal body guard which most likely included some counselors and noble men of rank and power) and the anointing feast where prepared. The sacrifices and anointing was to take place at En Rogel (Image HERE). En Rogel was the second of two water sources in the Kidron Valley. The first and main source was the Gihon Springs. The springs of En Rogel were south of the Gihon Springs in the junction of the valley where the Hinnom Valley meets the Kidron Valley. This is the likely location of the King’s Gardens mentioned by Solomon and where Abraham met with Melchizedek in Genesis 17 in the Valley of Shaveh, or the King’s Valley.

The son of the king, the general with the military and the high priest have all come together for what would seem like a smooth transition. But, this is not what the Lord had prophesied thru Nathan to David concerning who would be the next king when he had said years before:

“You will have a son who will be a man of peace and rest, and I will give him rest from all his enemies on every side. His name will be Solomon, and I will grant Israel peace and quiet during his reign. He is the one who will build a house for my Name. He will be my son, and I will be his father. And I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel forever.” – 1 Chronicles 22:8-10

So, when Nathan heard of Adonijah’s preparations he sought an audience with Bathsheba, and asked her to go into the dying king to ask what his intentions where and to tell him that Adonijah’ has his anointing and inauguration party planned.

It is interesting the see David, Bathsheba and the prophet Nathan interacting together to bring about God’s plan in their old age when it was a much younger Nathan who confronted the young King David for inappropriately taking another man’s young, beautiful wife, Bathsheba. Now the three of them were coming together to put David and Bathsheba’s son, Solomon on the throne of Israel because he was the Lord’s choice.

  Christian Quote from Church History

“If we deny our inherent fallen nature, some form of socialism becomes the most attractive economic system for creating a heaven
on earth.”

- David A. Noebel, Understanding the Times



Something to Ponder??

It appears that before the fall of man in Genesis 3 that man was created to live forever, all animals lived together peacefully as vegetarians
and food grew abundantly
in the wild.

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

‘Elyon (Hb) – High (Eng) – ‘elyon is the Hebrew word that means “high,” “top,” “upper,” “highest.” ‘Elyon refers to the uppermost position over the other positions. ‘Elyon is used in reference to the royal house (2 Chron. 7:21), to the Messiah (Ps. 89:27) and to God when it is used in his name,
El ‘Elyon, or “God Most High.” (Gen. 14:18)


In Acts 16:8-11 Paul was staying in the city of Troas. The ruins of this city have been excavated, but much of the remains of the walls, the theater, the temple and the gymnasium from Paul’s day had already been carried off and reused by builders of other generations. Troas was an important city that had been built to replace the fallen city of ancient Troy, which was just to the southwest.

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Do I trust God's promise? Am I willing to live and act on God's truth?
I will trust God and act on his promises.
  "The lips of the wise spread knowledge,
    but the hearts of fools
are not upright."

- Proverbs 15:7
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One of the remaining aspes from the front of the Nea Church now located in Jerusalem's Old City wall on the south side.

The topography of the land of Israel as viewed from the east.

The topography of the land of Israel as viewed from the east.

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One of the remaining apses from the front of the Nea Church now located in Jerusalem's Old City wall on the south side. (click on image for larger size)  
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