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1 Kings 1:22-27, The Struggle for the Succession

Narrative Lectionary Key Verse for Today

Has this thing been brought about by my lord the king and you have not let your servants know who should sit on the throne of my lord the king after him?”
— 1 Kings 1:27

NL Daily Devotion for Thursday, October 25, 2018

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by Daniel D. Maurer, Clergy Stuff


There’s not much to comment on today’s reading other than this—the succession of power is always contentious.

All one has to do is to read or listen to the daily news to realize that people have different views of the world and that who succeeds power will always be a point of argument.

Thanksgiving in the United States will come this year in about a month. Oh, how many discussions about politics will we have to shut our mouths about in order to keep the peace?!

Lots, probably.


Narrative Lectionary Daily Reading:

1 Kings 1:22-27

While she was still speaking with the king, the prophet Nathan came in. The king was told, “Here is the prophet Nathan.” When he came in before the king, he did obeisance to the king, with his face to the ground. Nathan said, “My lord the king, have you said, ‘Adonijah shall succeed me as king, and he shall sit on my throne’? For today he has gone down and has sacrificed oxen, fatted cattle, and sheep in abundance, and has invited all the king’s children, Joab the commander of the army, and the priest Abiathar, who are now eating and drinking before him, and saying, ‘Long live King Adonijah!’ But he did not invite me, your servant, and the priest Zadok, and Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and your servant Solomon. Has this thing been brought about by my lord the king and you have not let your servants know who should sit on the throne of my lord the king after him?”

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