1 Kings Chapter 2 Discussion

  • Duncan - In Reply on 1 Kings 2 - 1 year ago
    -Every word stated at the top is important and i will add my summation to this. walking with God is a decision and that one has to make by knowing it's a commitment to followship with God.

    But to start you need to repent of your sins then God will teach you his words and when He does don't Just listen but be a doer of the word.

    -God the Holy Sprite Has said who is the man that fears the lord, came i will teach you the fear of the Lord. ( Psalm 25:12)

    Acts 2:14-38

    Peter replied, "Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

    Remember to

    Read your bible

    Pray without ceasing

    Day and night search with all your heart mind and soul

    Then you will find Him.
  • Ethan on 1 Kings 2 - 1 year ago
    How do you get on fire for god? How do you get closer to god?
  • T Levis - In Reply on 1 Kings 2 - 1 year ago

    To add 1Kings 1, then continuing into 1Kings 2, Please notice : 1Kings 1:9-12, Nathan Being a real Prophet of GOD (the one that GOD was using in that Day, 2Samuel 12, ) told Bathsheba "._._.that thou mayest save thine own life, and the life of thy son Solomon"

    The fact Solomon let Adonijah live after that was very merciful. An important fact about who Adonijah had by his side, as highest ranking Military Man, if you question was Solomon's life in danger= Joab, the one who pulled off the murder of Uriah at the cost of others lives also in that battle, 2Samuel 11, 2Samuel 2, 2Samuel 3, 2Samuel 12:27,28, that's Joab.

    What's even worse, it appears Adonijah had turned all the other Princes & family against Solomon & not one written that brought up Solomon, nor the promises of old, {That Solomon was to rule & build the Temple } 1Kings 7:51, look at 1Chronicles 22, note 2Chronicles 22:5,17, they knew & were ordered by King David to prepare & help Solomon even while he was very young. 1Chronicles 28, David had called an assembly & announced it publicly also.

    Hopefully these are also helpful
  • Giannis - In Reply on 1 Kings 2 - 1 year ago
    Hello Dgjot.

    "Cursing" in 1 Kings 2 and Leviticus 20:9 has the meaning of "talking to somebody with no respect, insult him". In Deuteronomy it has the meaning of "punishment/condemnation", like we say that "Jesus became a curse for us" which means that He took our place on the cross and was punished/condemned instead of us. GBU
  • T Levis - In Reply on 1 Kings 2 - 1 year ago

    I'm taking the word "cursed" directly from the Bible not other witchcraft things of this world because GOD said no undue curse shall stand. Proverbs 26:2, That stuff has no power over Believers that stay in GOD's ways.

    Malachi 2:2, Deuteronomy 28, Leviticus 18:8, Leviticus 20:11, the laws GOD had given Moses included the things forbidden that he was actually asking for Solomon to give permission. Being the king, guilt would have cursed as Deuteronomy 28:15-68, promises. Israel agreed to that, in Deuteronomy 27,

    Look also at Ezekiel 21,

    Hopefully these are helpful
  • Baker - In Reply on 1 Kings 2 - 1 year ago
    Solomon had Adonijah put death because he broke his oath to not seek the throne that was bestowed upon Solomon by King David even though Adonijah was the elder brother . 1 Kings 1:53
  • Dgjot on 1 Kings 2 - 1 year ago
    "T. Levis - in Reply on 1 Kings 2

    Hello Hanna,

    1Kings 2

    Why did Solomon have Adonijah put death?

    3rd the curse, was Adonijah trying to curse Solomon, his Father's household & Israel? Leviticus 20:9, Deuteronomy 11:27-28,..."

    What does it mean to "curse"??? Is that like putting a hex on someone or cussing them out?????
  • Marke - In Reply on 1 Kings 2 - 1 year ago
    Adonijah had a history of rebellion against God and treason against Solomon and Isreal. He knew God had selected Solomon to be king yet he set himself up as king instead anyway.

    1 Kings 1:5

    Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king: and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.

    Solomon showed mercy at first to Adonijah and forgave him but warned him not to show rebellion against the king in the future.

    1 Kings 5

    51 And it was told Solomon, saying, Behold, Adonijah feareth king Solomon: for, lo, he hath caught hold on the horns of the altar, saying, Let king Solomon swear unto me today that he will not slay his servant with the sword.

    52 And Solomon said, If he will shew himself a worthy man, there shall not an hair of him fall to the earth: but if wickedness shall be found in him, he shall die.

    53 So king Solomon sent, and they brought him down from the altar. And he came and bowed himself to king Solomon: and Solomon said unto him, Go to thine house.

    Adonijah failed to keep the charge given him by Solomon and was put to death accordingly for claiming he should have been king instead of Solomon.

    1 Kings 2

    13 And Adonijah the son of Haggith came to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon. And she said, Comest thou peaceably? And he said, Peaceably.

    14 He said moreover, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And she said, Say on.

    15 And he said, Thou knowest that the kingdom was mine, and that all Israel set their faces on me, that I should reign: howbeit the kingdom is turned about, and is become my brother's: for it was his from the Lord.

    16 And now I ask one petition of thee, deny me not. And she said unto him, Say on.

    17 And he said, Speak, I pray thee, unto Solomon the king, (for he will not say thee nay,) that he give me Abishag the Shunammite to wife.
  • Hanna - In Reply on 1 Kings 2 - 1 year ago
    Thanks so much!
  • T. Levis - In Reply on 1 Kings 2 - 1 year ago
    Hello Hanna,

    1Kings 2,

    Why did Solomon have Adonijah put death?

    1st because Adonijah asked Solomon's mother to conspire to do an unlawful act, trying to get Solomon also to be part of breaking GOD's law. 1Kings 2:13-21, The law: Leviticus 18:8, Leviticus 20:11,

    2nd Treason, I believe Solomon saw this as an act of Treason, also punishable by death even by law today. Please see 2Kings 2:22, Adonijah had already tried to take the kingdom from Solomon: 1Kings 1,

    David was promised that his son Solomon was to reign as king after him & that Solomon was going to build the temple for GOD. This was known: 1Chronicles 28:5, 1Chronicles 22:5-9, note: 1Chronicles 22:17, "all the princes of Israel" 1Chronicles 29:1, please read all of Chapter, 1Chronicles 22. & 1Chronicles 28,

    Note: 1Chronicles 29:22

    3rd the curse, was Adonijah trying to curse Solomon, his Father's household & Israel? Leviticus 20:9, Deuteronomy 11:27-28,

    Hopefully these are helpful
  • Frances - In Reply on 1 Kings 2 - 1 year ago
    King David had promised Solomon would be king upon his death. See 2 Samuel 15. King David made the promise to Bathsheba. Adonijah attempts to have himself anointed king trying to usurp the right of Solomon. That is why Solomon is not invited to the feast. He clearly understood his actions. This action suggests that he is someone who will cause great problems for Solomon in the future. Solomon forgives him provided he would abide by the restrictions. Solomon told him he would allow him to live if he showed himself to be a worthy man. However, after the death of King David, Adonijah goes to Bathsheba asking for Abishag from David's harem which could be seen as an affront to Solomon's authority. In first Kings chapter 2 you will see that Solomon obviously understood this. He would always have conflict throughout his reign as king if he did not settle the problem of Adonijah
  • Hanna on 1 Kings 2 - 1 year ago
    Why did Solomon have Adonijah killed? I don't understand that.
  • David garrett on 1 Kings 2 - 3 years ago
    why was adonijah killed?
  • Linda Rice on 1 Kings 2 - 3 years ago
    What do 21 mean
  • Kimani on 1 Kings 2 - 4 years ago
    simple actions make great things happen.our only by faith you can please God.i wish i can always be walking in faith and make mountains of life shake and crumble.faith does not show up or want to be recognized but its work are thurderstoms in life.
  • Afolabi olatunde on 1 Kings 2 - 5 years ago
    a lot of lesson to learn in chapter, David unforgiven spirit regard Joab and other. We can see Solomon too was nursing those instruction to deal with his father enemies.
  • Cassandra byas on 1 Kings 2 - 9 years ago
    The answer to the trivia question,after David 's death,King Solomon began to reign and the kingdom was greatly established in his hand.
  • Cassandra byas on 1 Kings 2 - 9 years ago
    I Love this Holy Bible,and Holy Bible reading.Thank you.
  • Leon lyons on 1 Kings 2 - 9 years ago
    Its the model of the kingdom of the Christ that is here on the earth whish is establish through Jesus from heaven to earth by the root of David and his kingdom.
  • Insight 777 on 1 Kings 2 - 9 years ago
    Verse 5, Joab may represent a terrorist that sheds the blood of war when there is no war, in times of peace. Verse 6, "let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace "...this seems to be representing a terrorist that is willing to self destruct. The word hoar can mean layers of water, water can be symbolic of men, that can shatter when buried under snow causing an avalanche. The weight of their belief system moving forward causes death. David may be saying to Solomon, use your wisdom to prevent terrorism. If not, the end could be nuclear winter.
  • M. lynn on 1 Kings 2 - 9 years ago
    The Lord is my shepherd. He is the way, the truth and the life.
  • Sebati Dingwe on 1 Kings 2 - 10 years ago
    We prosper and mature much when we are obedient to the Lord
  • Terry on 1 Kings 2 - 10 years ago
    The wisdom of Solomon is very much in evidence here Solomon discerned adonijah s to request for Abishag was to get closer to getting back the kingdom Adonijah and everyone knew no one was to marry or lay w the king s wives or concubines Remember Absalom laying with David s concubine Adonijah wanted to dishonor his father and figured he was going to get the kingdom back and at David and Solomon one way or another but it s backfired on him He was just plain wicked
  • Julius on 1 Kings 2 - 10 years ago
    we must bless our children in our days of living
  • Stephen on 1 Kings 2 - 10 years ago
    This is a lesson that though there may be personal forgiveness, justice for crime must still be done in the land.
  • Fidel on 1 Kings 2 - 11 years ago
    The enemies of the faithfuls automatically become the enemies of God.
  • Salomao on 1 Kings 2 - 11 years ago
    It is important to remember that King David was a man after God's heart, and as we know the Judgment is given to the son, so david commanded solomon to execute judgment over his enimies. another aspect is, if David would have not awakened solomon about those enimies, solomon would have run the risk of being killed. Praise God that leads us always in triumph.
  • Adole Adole 2 on 1 Kings 2:8 - 11 years ago
    We should learn forgiveness from David. Shimei cursed him but when he went to Jordan to meet David, I want to believe he apologised and was forgiven.

    David instructed his son to note this, so as not to purnish him much later
  • Delores on 1 Kings 2 - 11 years ago
    We are so bless to have a God that love us so much that , he left a guide for us to be one with him.
  • Jim on 1 Kings 2 - 11 years ago
    Joab loved his place of honor in the Kingdom of David, but he did not love the KING. Everything he did was what he thought would bring more glory to the Kingdom and himself; very often at the expense of the King. This is a picture of those today that love their place in religion, but do not love the will of God.

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