Yesterday we read about God's promise to David to raise his descendants to the throne as well. This promise comes early in David's reign, after he becomes king of the whole country. Today's reading skips ahead to the end of David's reign. David has been king for 40 years and has had many sons. As he sees his father getting old, the oldest son, Adonijah, gathers a group of leaders and has himself crowned as king. Other leaders, especially Nathan the Prophet, rally to have Solomon crowned instead. Israel is God's kingdom, but it still has the same scheming for power that every other nation faces. Still, God's plans move forward and humans have a chance to participate.
blessings as you serve God's kingdom today,