David kept his promise to Bathsheba and made sure that Solomon became the next King.
vv 29-30. And the king repeated his vow: “As surely as the Lord lives, who has rescued me from every danger, your son Solomon will be the next king and will sit on my throne this very day, just as I vowed to you before the Lord, the God of Israel.”
David had long before promised to Bathsheba that Solomon would succeed him as King, but the spectre is raised that another of his son’s, Adonijah, had seized the initiative and proclaimed himself as the new King. But just as people have been committed to David so we now see David committed to his promises. That was part of David’s nature, he would not go back on his promises. Adonijah may have started his own coronation celebrations, but that was all premature. David had decreed …. And so Solomon became King.
You can read the stories of David with the whole theme of ‘Commitment’ central. There is commitment to God and commitment to one another. Might that be a theme missing in the self-centred life of today?