1 Kings 1 The failure of Kings

In a chess game, if you can get one of your pawns to the other side of the board, something that can happen right near the end, then you say to your opponent, “Crown me.” As human beings we don’t mind a crown and that is certainly the case here. Adonijah, supported and encouraged by others attempts to wrestle the throne for himself. Adonijah, who had been indulged all of his life says, “I will be king.”  (v. 5).