Solomon Becomes King

“All preparations having now been made, it is only a matter of time before David dies and Solomon takes the throne as king.  But when power hangs in the balance, it is not unusual for power-seekers to attempt to grab it for themselves.  Such is the case with Adonijah, who attempts a bloodless coup.  However, a quick response from Nathan and Bathsheba prevents the attempt from being successful.”

Read: 1 Kings 1, 2 Samuel 23:1-7, 1 Kings 2:1-12, 1 Chronicles 29:23-25 & 28-30, 2 Chronicles 1:1

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.