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Daily Bread : 2 Samuel 19,20; Psalm 55 ; Matthew 28

May 11, 2012

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Notes from todays reading.

2 Samuel 19:

This is a great chapter that has two very valuable lessons that spoke out to me, but I’ll cover one. Verses 1-8 Joab confronts his King. There is a verse in proverbs that says “open rebuke is better than hidden love”. There is a lot of hazards that come with this proverb, or with this type of action. What Joab did was very brave, Joab could have been killed for speaking to the King in such a way. But the first thing to point out is the open heart of King David. We need to be open to correction, the biggest downfall of many is they dont like hearing their wrongs. It does hurt yes, but no matter who tells you there may always be truth to find in it. Joab was able to do this because of his brave heart, and love for the King. He was also successful because of the relationship to the King. We need to be careful if we are doing the rebuke that we dont overstep our boundaries. I recently learned from this mistake. I offered some corrective suggestions to a co-worker. I thought he would take it well and be thankful. The problem is I got overconfident in my ability to be a peacemaker, and this guy actually was very upset that I stepped into this situation because it had very little to do with me.

So be careful with this one, but if used correctly it can have many benefits.

If anyone has further insight on verses 41-43 please share. I dont quite understand the differences between Israel and Judah.

2 Samuel 20:

This chapter has some depth I dont fully understand. There seems to be some things Joab is doing for King David that are powerful. Whether or not they are God driven Im not sure. If anyone has insight please share.

Psalm 55:

I love the confidence of verses 16-17. I love how King David isnt contemplating, there is no thought of should I? or will it work? No, there is complete confidence in what actions are necessary and what the result will be of those actions. I pray we all will have this same heart. We will call on the name of God, and He will deliver all from trouble. No matter the time of day, the action will be the same, the result will be the same. Praise God!

Verse 22 is comforting to me. Giving our burdens to the Lord is complete submission. Gods care may not make sense at first, what we think might be a slip or a fall is not in the eyes of God. If our lives are directed toward His kingdom, He will take care of us.

 

Matthew 28:

The greatest event in the history of mankind is the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I love just reading the words He is Risen! There is so much power behind that, no one has ever done this. No person or thing has ever spoke of their death and resurrection and accomplished it. Jesus did. This is one of the many examples of the words of Jesus that never fail. When God says something it will come to pass. We have to learn to truly believe in His words. Believe in the Power of His words. Speak them into our lives, meditate on them. His words bring life. Verses 18-20 are very powerful verses that deserve a study within themselves, so just read it a few times and meditate on them for a bit. May God open your eyes to the Power of these words.

Blessings and Love.

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6 Comments
  1. chad92009 permalink

    It appears to me in 2 sam 19:5-6 that Joab has lost his loyalty to king david and developed contempt towards the king because the king loved his enemies.clearly this didn’t happen overnite but over a period of time something happened to Joabs heart in a bad way, he also killed Absalom against king davids’ wishes in 2 sam 18: 11-14.

    • To be honest I see your point, I think there is truth to it. But I think what he did in chapter 19 was good, I think he had good reason and motives behind it. Sometimes we need a slap in our face to wake us up. The flat out disobedience of killing absalom was wrong, yes. So I do see that something must be brewing in Joabs heart that is not going to end good.

  2. chad92009 permalink

    2 sam 19:41-43 I don’t understand enough about this either. I’ve heard the breakdown of it before but still not clear on it.

  3. chad92009 permalink

    In 2 sam 20 seems like joab is losing it more and more as this account progresses. He’s off doing his own thing and maybe in is own mind he thinks he’s doing right by the king. He’s not seeking God in any of his actions. He’s lost. Him and his actions have really come to the forefront(i hope thats a word) for me in these recent chapters. somethings up with this guy.

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