A legacy of fighting is not one we want to leave.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Psalm 91:2 This I declare about the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.
Read - 2 Samuel 1-3:5
David becomes the King of Judah while one of Saul’s descendants (Ishbosheth) becomes a temporary King of the rest of Israel. Israel and Judah engage in a battle against one another where Judah is successful. David’s Kingship increases and Ishbosheth’s diminishes. God’s hand of favor is clearly making a path for His anointed young King to unite Israel.
Lord, I will regard as holy anything that Your Word indicates to be so.
Today we read of Asahel’s death. Now we will follow a storyline of vengeance from one of his relatives:
King David mourned deeply for Saul even though the man would have killed him the moment he saw him. Ephesians 6 teaches us that we do not battle against flesh and blood and that our enemies are spiritual before physical. David had a good grasp of this. How? Read the Psalms that are full of frustration and angst. He knew Saul was being misled by the enemy and sought God for refuge.