Tuesday, June 8
Dark But Impressive
2 Samuel 15:1-37 After this Absalom got himself a chariot and horses, and fifty men to run before him...
2 Samuel 15
think about it.
What examples of loyalty and friendship do you find here? Those who were faithful to God stayed with David; do you choose loyalties based on God's perspective?
It's hard for me to even imagine the emotions David must have been feeling as he was forced to leave his home and city because of Absalom's conspiracy to be king. This is most certainly one of David's darkest days, yet his response was exceptional. It spoke volumes to me about his relationship with the Lord. Look at verses 24-26. In the middle of an awful situation, we don't see David losing his cool. He isn't panicked or flustered. Instead we see composure and complete trust and submission to the Lord. "'But if he [the Lord] says, "I have no pleasure in you," behold, here I am, let him do to me what seems good to him'" (verse 26).
I want to be more like David when that unexpected chaos comes into my life--and it always does. So how do we get there? How do we develop absolute trust and submission to God? Tami W.
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