Thursday, May 10, 2012
Welcome to Day 130 of our Life Journal!
Before you comment or read what I have posted, please read the following passages for yourself and complete your own S.O.A.P. exercise… How does this work?
S.O.A.P = Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer
2 Samuel 18:5, ““Be gentle with the young man Absalom for my sake.” And all the troops heard the king giving orders concerning Absalom to each of the commanders.”
v 14 “Joab said, “I’m not going to wait like this for you.” So he took three javelins in his hand and plunged them into Absalom’s heart while Absalom was still alive in the oak tree. 15 And ten of Joab’s armor-bearers surrounded Absalom, struck him and killed him.”
Matthew 27, Judas hangs himself after betraying Jesus… Jesus goes before Pilate, Barabbas is released, Jesus is crucified, buried (with a guard posted at the tomb.)
What about “Be gentle with the young man [my son] Absalom” did Joab not understand??
Betrayal is the theme for today… Jesus is betrayed by Judas, David is betrayed by Absalom, then by Joab, who kills Absalom.
Initially David doesn’t do anything to Joab… It’s not even really clear if David ever finds out that Joab killed Absalom. Not until 1 Kings 2 is Joab killed, as David is on the brink of death himself… by order of David.
Lord, help me to be a loyal person.