Sermon Audio: David in His Old Age
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: I Kings 1:1-10
Size: 15.8 MB
The Life of David
David in His Old Age
I Kings 1:1-10
The first one and a half chapters of I Kings tells us about the sunset of David’s life.
When kings and other leaders become old and feeble, there is often a grab for power.
I. We Notice the Diminishment of Others (I Kings 1:1-4)
The seventy instances of the noun king or the related verb is the most in any chapter in the Bible.
When we wrongly desire preeminence, we notice the diminishment of others.
II. We Exalt Ourselves (I Kings 1:5,6b-10)
Adonijah sought to take advantage of the situation and exalt himself.
Adonijah exalted himself by what he did, by the people he knew, and by his religious zeal. He wanted to promote the right image to the people.
III. We Pursue Our Own Pleasure (I Kings 1:6a)
In the middle of this narrative is a very important note about David’s relationship with his son Adonijah.
For the moment, all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.