1 Kings 1:11-16 (NLT)
11 Then Nathan went to Bathsheba, Solomon�s mother, and asked her, �Haven�t you heard that Haggith�s son, Adonijah, has made himself king, and our lord David doesn�t even know about it? 12 If you want to save your own life and the life of your son Solomon, follow my advice. 13 Go at once to King David and say to him, �My lord the king, didn�t you make a vow and say to me, �Your son Solomon will surely be the next king and will sit on my throne�? Why then has Adonijah become king?� 14 And while you are still talking with him, I will come and confirm everything you have said.� 15 So Bathsheba went into the king�s bedroom. (He was very old now, and Abishag was taking care of him.) 16 Bathsheba bowed down before the king.

Adonijah, a son of David, claimed title as king without consideration of his father. In disobedience Adonijah thought by keeping others ignorant of his intents he would succeed in his actions. Nathan, David�s friend and prophet, knew God desired Solomon to be king so he sent Solomon�s mother Bathsheba to speak to King David. David was now 70 years old and physically weak. Caring for him was a secondary wife Abishag obtained by court members for his comfort.

Adonijah was allowed to rise to king because no one was contesting the action. Solomon was the true king appointed by God and his advisers should have known this. Yet his advisers were more interested in seeking out a wife for David to give him comfort; enabling David with the same past failures. They were concerned about looking out for their welfare instead of following God�s intent. As Christians we must rightfully put Jesus on the throne as our Lord and Savior. We must submit to His authority as obedient children and we must not waste our lives by ignoring His word. Stay concerned about God�s desires and not the desires of others.