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1 Kings 1:6
His father had never rebuked him by asking, “Why do you behave as you do?” He was also very handsome and was born next after Absalom.
Not long before David, the King of Israel, passed away, his eldest son Adonijah appointed himself King of Israel. He was the younger brother of Absalom, who had split his father’s kingdom. Like his brother Absalom, he was a beautiful person in looks and stature. He had legal rights to the throne, but it was not his to declare. David failed to discipline this boy, like he had with his other sons. In time the Divine heir to David’s throne was not Adonijah, but his younger brother Solomon, whom David appointed King before his death.
After David died, Adonijah was seen begging Bathsheba, Solomon’s mother, for an unholy request. When Bathsheba told her son Solomon, the King, of Adonijah’s request, Solomon had his brother killed. At that time such a thing was ordained by God. However, this entire event begs the question, “Who’s Fault Was It?” Certainly every adult will stand before God one day and give an account for their actions. But when a Father, Leader, and King over God’s own people refused to discipline his own sons, and those sons perished because of their unholy decisions … “Who’s Fault Was It?”
This AM I am reminded of the awesome responsibility of parenting. As a Father, what I know is it never ends until I end. Help me I pray. Amen