A Fruitful Legacy
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On the surface, he had it all. He was high-profile royalty: wealthy, educated, influential, supported by powerful people, and very, very handsome. And he was the oldest among his brothers, a prince among princes. He thought his time had surely come.
But Adonijah’s time hadn’t come—at least not the time he had expected. No, he had assumed that since his father’s health was failing, it would be expedient to go ahead and pursue both the throne and enough backing to make sure he could hold it. After conferring with a powerful general and a well-placed priest,it seemed the plan would work.e barely-coherent king would certainly appreciate and agree to a peaceful succession in which all the details had already been worked out.
A Walk Thru the Life of Solomon: Pursuinga Heart of Integrity, Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, © 2009. Used by permission.