Our message comes from 2 Samuel 16:1-14. Here we find David still fleeing from Jerusalem ahead of his usurping Son, Absalom. When we last were with David, he met some friends along the way. This time, he will meet some enemies. It is largely a narrative that moves the story along and provides groundwork for David’s thoughts and actions later on in the story, but buried in here is a profound and helpful statement by King David, though it is a contested verse. Here is the outline:
- Ziba the Deceptive
- Shimei the Curser
- Abishai the Violent
- David the Anointed
- Troubling Verse, Great Comfort
Our Public reading wasPsalm 147; Our benediction wasRomans 15:13.