Gospel Baptist Tabernacle
781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741
Where the Love of God
abounds, everyone is
Children’s Church taught
by Paul and Marsha Davis
March 23, 2014
Saturday April 5, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Everyone is invited for a
free, wonderful evening of
Blaine and Christine Bowman
March 30 right after the
Lakeview voting precinct
behind Lakeview Middle
School on Cross Street.
Plan to come, eat, and visit a while.
1 and 2 Kings were probably completed in their
final form between 560 and 538 B.C.
The Books of 1 and 2 Kings were written to record
history but, more importantly, to teach the lessons
The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures by Dallas Seminary Faculty.
David began to reign as king at age thirty. 2 Sam 5:4
He reigned 40 years. 1 Kings 2:11
Seventy years old at this time.
1 Kings 1 1 Now King David
was old and stricken in years;
and they covered him with
clothes, but he gat no heat.
His health had failed at age 70.
David had lived a hard life, and it showed.
At the relatively young age of 70, he was dying.
2 Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be
sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let
her stand before the king, and let her cherish
him, and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the
king may get heat.
No matter how much cover they put over
him, David was still shivering with the cold.
They found a solution that would please most men.
3 So they sought for a fair damsel
throughout all the coasts of
Israel, and found Abishag a
Shunammite, and brought her to the
king. 4 And the damsel was very
fair, and cherished the king, and
ministered to him: but the king knew
Abishag was young and beautiful; she cared for
David and was his nurse;
She lay in his bed to keep him warm, but David
was too old and sickly for sex.
5 Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted
himself, saying, I will be king:
2 Samuel 3 1 Now there was long war between the
house of Saul and the house of David: but David
waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul
waxed weaker and weaker. 2 And unto David were
sons born in Hebron: and his firstborn was
Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess;
3 And his second, Chileab, of Abigail the wife of
Nabal the Carmelite; and the third, Absalom the
son of Maacah the daughter of Talmai king of
Geshur; 4 And the fourth, Adonijah the son of
Haggith; and the fifth, Shephatiah the son of
Abital; 5 And the sixth, Ithream, by Eglah David's
wife. These were born to David in Hebron.
Six sons by six women;
And there were many more wives and children
as the years went by.
Each of these women would have had ambitions
for her son, and taught them to her son.
Here we find the source of many of
David’s family problems.
17 17 Neither shall he multiply wives to
himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall
he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.
In Deuteronomy God laid down the law for kings.
5 Then Adonijah the son of
himself, saying, I will be
king: and he prepared him
chariots and horsemen, and
fifty men to run before
Luke 14 11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be
abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be
6 And his father had not displeased him at any time
in saying, Why hast thou done so? and he also was
a very goodly man (purty feller); and his mother
bare him after Absalom.
(TLB) 6 Now his father, King David, had never
disciplined him at any time -- not so much as by a
single scolding! He was a very handsome man and
was Absalom’s younger brother.
Fifty year old spoiled brat
Ephesians 6 4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your
children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture
and admonition of the Lord.
David was a great king, and “a man after
God’s own heart”.
But he failed his children in many ways.
cultivate, cherish, encourage, and
We must discipline and even rebuke our
7 And he (Adonijah) conferred with Joab the son of
Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest: and they
following Adonijah helped him.
Joab was David’s nephew and had been
commander-in-chief of his army.
He should have been loyal to David.
David had protected Abiathar and had done
him nothing but good.
Good and loyal men
8 But Zadok the priest, and Benaiah the son of
Jehoiada, and Nathan the prophet, and Shimei, and
Rei, and the mighty men which belonged to
David, were not with Adonijah.
Remember, Nathan was the prophet who rebuked
David for his sins of adultery and murder.
Proverbs 27 5 Open rebuke is better than secret
love. 6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the
kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
Loyalty is an essential trait of love.
1 Corinthians 13:7 (TLB) If you love
someone, you will be loyal to him no matter what
the cost. …
David had some good and loyal men, who
stood by him in his hours of weakness.
9 And Adonijah slew sheep and oxen and fat cattle
by the stone of Zoheleth, which is by Enrogel, and
called all his brethren the king's sons, and all the
men of Judah the king's servants: 10 But Nathan the
prophet, and Benaiah, and the mighty men, and
Solomon his brother, he called not.
He threw a big party, but didn’t invite anyone
who would stand against him.
Very near the king’s palace.
11 Wherefore Nathan spake unto Bathsheba the
mother of Solomon, saying, Hast thou not heard
that Adonijah the son of Haggith doth reign, and
David our lord knoweth it not? 12 Now therefore
come, let me, I pray thee, give thee counsel, that
thou mayest save thine own life, and the life of thy
Nathan knew of Adonijah’s treachery.
Maybe he had spies, maybe he could hear
it, or maybe The Lord told him, but he knew
all.Nathan wanted God’s Will done, and would help.