2 Samuel 19–The Return of David’s Kingdom

The war was over and God gave David back his kingdom. There was great confusion and unrest among the people, but after a time, the different tribes and leaders fell back in line.  The kingdom would never be quite the same, but David would be king and rule with the same heart he had before. His people would regain their stability over time and his trusted advisors would move toward him as they had been before.  The important relationship between David and the Lord was still intact and that was the relationship that would carry the day.
 
In life, we all face a host of events in our lives that turn life upside down.  trials, temptations, sickness, and other battles leave us disheartened, displaced and confused.  But, as long as we continue to focus on the Lord and His promises, we will overcome the things that sidetrack and disrupt us.  Relationships can be restored and possessions replaced–but, our faith in our Lord cannot be set aside; if we want to make it through. Sadly, the enemy does all he can to persuade us to quit trusting God and do things on our own. When that happens, the rest becomes chaotic.  As Jesus said in His sermon on the mount, ” Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you!” Matthew 6:33
 
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 Throughout the tribes of Israel, all the people were arguing among themselves, saying, “The king delivered us from the hand of our enemies; he is the one who rescued us from the hand of the Philistines. But now he has fled the country to escape from Absalom; 10 and Absalom, whom we anointed to rule over us, has died in battle. So why do you say nothing about bringing the king back?”

11 King David sent this message to Zadok and Abiathar, the priests: “Ask the elders of Judah, ‘Why should you be the last to bring the king back to his palace since what is being said throughout Israel has reached the king at his quarters? 12 You are my relatives, my own flesh and blood. So why should you be the last to bring back the king?’ 13 And say to Amasa, ‘Are you not my own flesh and blood? May God deal with me, be it ever so severely if you are not the commander of my army for life in place of Joab.’”

14 He won over the hearts of the men of Judah so that they were all of one mind. They sent word to the king, “Return, you and all your men.” 15 Then the king returned and went as far as the Jordan.

Now the men of Judah had come to Gilgal to go out and meet the king and bring him across the Jordan. 16 Shimei son of Gera, the Benjamite from Bahurim, hurried down with the men of Judah to meet King David. 17 With him were a thousand Benjamites, along with Ziba, the steward of Saul’s household, and his fifteen sons and twenty servants. They rushed to the Jordan, where the king was. 18 They crossed at the ford to take the king’s household over and to do whatever he wished.

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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