Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Monday 12-14-09

2 Samuel 19:1-2

1 ¶ And it was told Joab, Behold, the king weepeth and mourneth for Absalom.
2 And the victory that day was turned into mourning unto all the people: for the people heard say that day how the king was grieved for his son.

As I read these verse the love that David had for Absalom becomes very evident. There is not doubt that David loved Absalom very much.

It struck me though, I mean I knew that Absalom was David's son yet Absalom was the son who had murdered another one of David's son, Absalom was the son who had attempted to usurp the kingdom, Absalom was the son who would have killed David in order to become king.

Yet through all of that David loved Absalom. Verse two says that "victory was turned into mourning" what seemed glorious for the people in that a enemy to the kingdom was defeated was a great tragedy for King David.

As I thought about how much King David loved his son, even though Absalom caused him much grief. It brought to mind how much more God loves me, oh how I have cause him grief and pain, yet God became a man (what a wondrous thought in and of it's self) and hung on a cross and died for me.

How David's love for Absalom pales in comparison to the love that God has and is.


Love through the infallible Christ Jesus,

3 comments:

Tabitha December 15, 2009 at 12:50 PM  

I don't think I could have the love of David, let alone the Love of Jesus Christ. Oh, that he might teach me to love so that I can reach a lost and dying world.

Alesia December 15, 2009 at 6:41 PM  

I agree with Tabitha. I don't think I could even love like David loved. Though believe me when I say I tre. It's hard, but I do not dare to use that as an excuse as to why I 'don't' love like David.

Buttercup December 16, 2009 at 10:32 AM  

that's an excellent post, Samuel. It shows how much God cares, how he could love a horrible sinner like me is incredible.

"How deep the Father's love for us!
How vast beyond all measure!
That He should give his only son.
To make a wretch his treasure."

Buttercup
@ Soaringbuttercup.blogspot.com