June 25, I Kings 1:5-9
Adonijah is setting himself up as king but there is a difference between this and what Absalom did.
Adonijah was apparently the eldest living son and by logical succession would be the next king, David was old and apparently did not directly disapprove of Adonijah's actions. He's also a bit more open in his doings yet still key people are not supporting his claim. The men who fear God are all waiting on God to determine who will be the next king, those following after Adonijah are worldly men looking for worldly things.