The Daily Nosh – I Kings 1:32-35
Then King David said: “Summon to me Zadok, the Kohen (priest), Nathan the prophet and Benaiah son of Jehoida.” When they came before the king, the king said to them: “Take with you the servants of your lord, and have my son Solomon ride on my own mule, and bring him down to Gihon. There, let Zadok the kohen and Nathan the prophet anoint him as king over Israel, blow the shofar and say: ‘Long live King Solomon!’ Then you shall come up after him, and he shall come and sit on my throne. For he shall be king in my place, as I have appointed him to be ruler over Israel and Judah.” (TLV) I Kings 1:32-35
Nosh: Amazingly, even on King David’s deathbed, challenges to his leadership were emerging. His response brought success, and a lesson can be learned from it. Once a threat is perceived, decisive action to remedy it must be taken as quickly and wisely as possible. Delay will likely result in accelerating the number of threats as well as increasing the severity of the consequences.