1 Kings 1: 5: “Now Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, ‘I will be king.’ So he prepared for himself chariots and horsemen with fifty men to run before him.” Adonijah had almost everything he needed to be king: Natural right of succession (he was the fourth son of David, and the first three were either dead or missing), support of the leaders of the military and the Church, fancy military displays – impressive! The only thing he was missing was the calling of God and the support of the current king. Oops! Anytime you feel as if you have to exalt yourself, expect trouble down the road. It never ends well.