Discerning King

Today’s reading: 1 Kings 2:13-46 With David now gone and Solomon on the throne, Adonijah comes back into the picture. He’s not satisfied. He still wants to be king, but he’s afraid of Solomon. As a result, Adonijah adopts a passive-aggressive...

Never Too Late

Today’s reading: 1 Kings 2:1-12 David’s track record as a father wasn’t a good one. But as he nears the end of his life, we see an improved David in the area of fatherhood. With Solomon now King of Israel, father David steps up to the plate. He meets...

Keep the Charge

Today’s reading: 1 Kings 2:1-12 One of the last things David does before he dies is give a powerful charge to his son, Solomon, as the new king of Israel. David instructs him to stand firm and be faithful to God above all else. It was a wise and crucial...

Still Leading

Today’s reading: 1 Kings 1:28-53 David is struggling physically in his old age, and because of this, he hasn’t kept a watchful eye on what’s going on around him. This opens the door for Adonijah to underhandedly gather supporters and take the throne....

Far-reaching Consequences

Today’s reading: 1 Kings 1:1-10, Proverbs 29:17 Because the account of David’s life and family doesn’t end in 2 Samuel, we’re moving into 1 Kings to continue following this storyline. As 1 Kings opens, David is an old man who is no longer...