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1 1 KINGS Chapter 02 KING SOLOMON BEGINS I.INTRODUCTION A.First chapter – Adonijah tried to hijack the throne. 1. Granted stay of execution

2 a) Let the Lord do the “lifting up” in our lives. b) We “make something happen” – it will end badly c) We may be fighting against the Lord. B.Tonight – David dies and Solomon begins his reign:

3 II.1KINGS 2:1-4 A.Standard for patriarch’s to give instructions, and blessings. 1. David’s words are good advice: a) Verses 2, 3

4 (1) Let me modernize these verses: (a) “Son, I am going to die soon, stand up and be a man.” (b) Men let the world define their “worth”! (i) Sick and perverted ways the world defining what a man is.

5 (ii) A Christian man must separate the two. (a) David being a great dad in his advice! (b) “Have you had this talk with your son(s)? (c) You will be largest influence for Jesus. 2. David saying “Many counting on you!”

6 (1) Keeping throne in the family depends on Solomon’s walk. (2) 1 Chronicles a more detailed account. III.1KINGS 2:5-6 A.Joab a complicated and conflicted character.

7 1. On one hand he was dedicated to David! a) Joab murdered Abner. (1) Their blood gushed out upon his belt and shoes. (2) Solomon to execute justice on Joab. IV.1KINGS 2:7

8 A.Asks opposite for Barzillai. V.1KINGS 2:8-9 A.Shimei shouting curses at David and his men. 1. Asks Solomon to see that justice is done.

9 VI.1KINGS 2:10-12 A.David dies and Solomon reigns. 1. Adonijah should have left well-enough-alone! VII.1KIINGS 2:13-17

10 A.Doesn’t seem like a big deal. 1. This is political. a) Abishag King David’s concubine. b) A king’s concubines became the next king’s. VIII.1KINGS 2:18-24

11 A.Solomon sees this as a conspiracy. 1. Asking for Abishag was tantamount to treason. IX.1KINGS 2:25-27 A.Prophecy fulfilled concerning house of Eli.

12 X.CONCLUSION A.1Kings 2: Joab’s “double minded” loyalty finally end of him. B.1Kings 2:35-46

13 1. Next chapter things about Solomon that make us wonder about his walk with the Lord. a) 1Kings 3:3


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