1 kings 2c taking care of business


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1 kings 2c taking care of business

  1. 1. 1 Gospel Baptist Tabernacle 781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741 Where the Love of God abounds, everyone is welcome. Children’s Church taught by Paul and Marsha Davis during preaching. www.rossvillechurch.com May 4, 2014
  2. 2. 2 King David has died, and Solomon is on the throne of Israel. Taking care of business!
  3. 3. 3 1 Kings 2:13 And Adonijah the son of Haggith came to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon. And she said, Comest thou peaceably? And he said, Peaceably. 14 He said moreover, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And she said, Say on. That old serpent the devil always persists in trying; And lying!
  4. 4. 4 15 And he said, Thou knowest that the kingdom was mine, and that all Israel set their faces on me, that I should reign: howbeit the kingdom is turned about, and is become my brother's: for it was his from the LORD. He is saying what she wants to hear, not what he really believes.
  5. 5. 5 Let’s count the lies: The kingdom was mine. All Israel set their faces on me. He said that God gave Solomon the kingdom, but in his heart he felt it was his; he deserved it. Lies are one of the chief weapons in the devil’s arsenal.
  6. 6. 6 16 And now I ask one petition of thee, deny me not. And she said unto him, Say on. 17 And he said, Speak, I pray thee, unto Solomon the king, (for he will not say thee nay,) that he give me Abishag the Shunammite to wife. 18 And Bathsheba said, Well; I will speak for thee unto the king. Abishag had been King David’s wife, married to him to keep him warm in his deathbed. She could not be given to anyone but the king. Bathsheba was fooled by romanticism.
  7. 7. 7 19 Bathsheba therefore went unto King Solomon, to speak unto him for Adonijah. And the king rose up to meet her, and bowed himself unto her, and sat down on his throne, and caused a seat to be set for the king's mother; and she sat on his right hand. 20 Then she said, I desire one small petition of thee; I pray thee, say me not nay. And the king said unto her, Ask on, my mother: for I will not say thee nay. Solomon honored his Mama, even though he was King of Israel.
  8. 8. 8 21 And she said, Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah thy brother to wife. Bathsheba thought it was romantic. It was nothing more than an evil plot to take the throne.
  9. 9. 9 22 And King Solomon answered and said unto his mother, And why dost thou ask Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? ask for him the kingdom also; for he is mine elder brother; even for him, and for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab the son of Zeruiah. What they had failed to gain openly, they are still conspiring to gain through subterfuge. Bathsheba was fooled, but Solomon was not. Don’t be fooled by the lies and deceits of the devil and his followers.
  10. 10. 10 23 Then king Solomon sware by the LORD, saying, God do so to me, and more also, if Adonijah have not spoken this word against his own life. 24 Now therefore, as the LORD liveth, which hath estab- lished me, and set me on the throne of David my father, and who hath made me an house, as He promised, Adonijah shall be put to death this day. 25 And King Solomon sent by the hand of Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; and he fell upon him that he died.
  11. 11. 11 Adonijah was fighting against the Will of God. The throne would never be secure as long as he was alive.
  12. 12. 12 26 And unto Abiathar the priest said the king, Get thee to Anathoth, unto thine own fields; for thou art worthy of death: but I will not at this time put thee to death, because thou barest the ark of the Lord GOD before David my father, and because thou hast been afflicted in all wherein my father was afflicted. 27 So Solomon thrust out Abiathar from being priest unto the LORD; that he might fulfil the Word of the LORD, which He spake concerning the house of Eli in Shiloh.
  13. 13. 13 This was an act of mercy. Abiathar deserved death for his part in the plot. But, in his younger days he had done a good job as priest. And he had stood with David through many hardships. Solomon let him live for the good he had been.
  14. 14. 14 27 So Solomon thrust out Abiathar from being priest unto the LORD; that he might fulfil the Word of the LORD, which He spake concerning the house of Eli in Shiloh. Eli the priest had allowed his sons to become wicked in the house of God. They were getting fat off of the sacrifices people brought unto the Lord, They were seducing and fornicating with women who had come to the tabernacle.
  15. 15. 15 1 Samuel 2 30 "Therefore the LORD, the God of Israel, declares: 'I promised that your house and your father's house would minister before Me forever.' But now the LORD declares: 'Far be it from Me! Those who honor Me I will honor, but those who despise Me will be disdained. 31 The time is coming when I will cut short your strength and the strength of your father's house, so that there will not be an old man in your family line. (NIV)
  16. 16. 16 I mentioned recently that God’s Promises have prerequisites that we must keep. God’s Promises are only for those who honor Him with their lives. Those who despise God will be despised.
  17. 17. 17 1 Peter 5 8-9 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. Satan may come as a roaring lion, as a snake in the grass, or he may have blue eyes and blue jeans. Resist him always!
  18. 18. 18 He will always come saying what you want to hear. As Adonijah did with Bathsheba, if you love romance, he will come with romanticism. If you love money, he will come with opportunity. As Solomon was, we must be Always on guard against the wiles of devils. As Solomon was, we must be Always on guard against the wiles of devils.