Sunday, May 14, 2017
Sheba leads a number of Israelites away from David, but there are still those deeply loyal to David.
The king of Israel then sends a man named Amasa and Abishai, who then warns them about Sheba. Then they met Joab, who was captain of David's loyal bodyguards. Joab stabbed Amasa, as he is careless with his weapons, and then they march on to Sheba.
This is, perhaps, where the tales turns to the weird. Sheba hides out in a city of his clan, but when Joab and his men arrive and are about to besiege the city, a wise woman asks them about their business. When Joab informs her they are there to capture Sheba, something unknown happens and Sheba is beheaded--his head is thrown over the wall to Joab as proof of his death.
Joab then returns to the king and David.
Monday, April 4, 2016
In the book of 2 Samuel, chapter 19, David mourns the death of his son.
But his men witness this, and Joab tells him that his men feel unworthy of David's love and speculate David would rather they die than his son.
King David then goes to many, forgiving them and blessing them as he makes his way back to Jerusalem.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
He asks that he not be condemned with the wicked, men who are hateful in thought and deed.
He asks that the Lord help and protect him, all who trust in Him.
The Lord is like a sheperd, taking care of His flock forever.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
David stayed behind, on orders from one of his commanders. This was mainly done for his own safety, for he was worth thousands what the soldiers were worth, as he was the king.
Prior to departing, David told them not to harm his son Abasalom.
The fighting was a disaster. Even though David's men were victorious, tens of thousands of men on both sides were killed.
In the aftermath, Absalom succumbed to an accident, where he head was caught in the branches of a tree. David's men saw this and killed him. Joab ordered them not to, but no one would listen to him. Two men, a slave and a ranking soldier, were sent to give news to King David regarding his son Absalom.
King David wept heavily for his son's death.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
In Psalms 27, the speaker has one request, and that is the live under the Lord's roof, in His own house.
The speaker trusts in the Lord, even if an army of enemies surrounds him. He asks that, even though others may abandon him, the Lord does not.
Have trust in the Lord, to teach you what He wants you to do. He will never abandon you.
He will be with you forever.
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Ahithophel went first. He advised to gather a large army and storm the caves, for he was certain that was where David would be.
Hushai, on the other hand, on the strong will of God, said that Ahithophel's advice was not very good and advised to bring together all of the men of Israel and lead them personally into battle.
Absalom went with Hushai's advice.
Then, Hushai went a servant to give King David a message on what was being planned.
King David escaped by crossing the Jordan before Absalom could cross it.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
The speaker prays to God for guidance, but also asks God to test and examine him.
"I am innocent, O Lord," he says.
He stays away from evil people and hypocrites, loving the house of the Lord and all of His glory. He knows he is safe, for he is innocent from the influence of evil and completely trusts in the Lord.