The Death of Absalom
God’s will has not been revealed in this story, but His truth is always present. Absalom could not go unpunished and David keep the respect of the people. Joab violated the King’s order about Absalom and later paid a great price.
Perhaps David’s awareness of the great destruction caused by his sin with Bathsheba was David’s excuse for not disciplining his children. I don’t know, but this I do know, undisciplined children are a shame to their parents and a sin against God. We can’t make up for sin by disobeying God’s word.
“Early on Sunday morning while it was still dark.” What great hope these words bring. It might be dark where you are, but remember ‘Sunday’s coming!’ Sunday is coming and the stone will be rolled away!
Jesus told Thomas “don’t be faithless any longer.” Why live a life without faith? What a waste! Faith drives out fear, doubt and depression and ushers in courage, expectancy and the power of peace and joy. Which life will you lead? One of FAITH or FAITHLESSNESS?
Feeling fearful? Oppressed? Persecuted? The antidote is easily found for all of these and more.
“Let me be revived by following your regulations.” Obedience always brings relief!
“I will praise you seven times a day.” This means a life of praise lived in the midst of persecution and turmoil will bring peace and trust.
Remember the “Kings smile” brings live and refreshes like a spring rain!” Smile on me King Jesus, Smile on me!