Murder and Mourning — Part One
Learning of Abner’s peaceful release, David’s army commander, Joab, confronted the king, sent for Abner, then cruelly murdered him upon his return. Did Joab really care about the kingdom, or simply his status within it? Exploring this question, Alistair Begg notes that the ways of the servant are not always the ways of the king. When we’re tempted to believe our plans are best, Scripture reminds us that King Jesus is faithful to His plan and all comings and goings are under His sovereign hand.
Topics: Biblical Figures, Christ as King, Faithfulness of God, Providence of God, Trusting God
The ripple effects of sin—even forgiven sin—often extend far beyond the original offense. Examining the consequences of David’s transgression with ...
You Are the Man—Part One
Externally, King David’s attempt to cover up Uriah’s murder appeared successful—but the Lord saw it and was displeased. In His ...
You Are the Man—Part Two
The account of David’s repentance in 2 Samuel 12 is complemented by Psalm 51, where the king recognizes that sin ...