Home > Leadership Journeys > Notes from the Journey with David – 131

Notes from the Journey with David – 131

131. Adonijah put himself forward and said, “I will be king” (1 Kings 1:5).

Not every leader gets to choose their successor, but in a monarchy the king is expected to dictate the future. David has failed to do so. Given Israel’s long history of family blessings and patriarchal ways of passing the baton to the next generation, David’s silence seems out of place. And when there’s a leadership vacuum, there is always someone ready to fill the void. Adonijah may have been the logical choice to some. Joab agrees to join him. But Adonijah puts himself forward. He has no approval from the king or mandate from the people. When leaders take authority by force, they seldom hold that authority for long. How much better to live by Jesus’ ideal of letting others elevate you.


Categories: Leadership Journeys
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: