Taking Action

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1 Kings 1:11-37 “The Call to Action”
Though David became vulnerable because of his passivity and unwillingness to bring correction to his sons, his response here is an effective one. “Then Nathan spoke to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, saying, ‘Have you not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith has become king, and David our lord does not know it?’” (11) Nathan, a prophet of God, was able to assemble those loyal to David and God’s word. He gives Bathsheba counsel to approach David saying: “…’Surely Solomon your son shall be king after me, and he shall sit on my throne’? Why then has Adonijah become king?” (13c). After this, Nathan would also come with the same message to affirm her message and give directives to reverse the situation (33-37). Nathan then calls David to take action to have Solomon anointed and declared as his successor to the throne of Israel. Nathan knew the only way remedy passivity was to call David to action based upon God’s word.