2 Samuel Chapter 14 – Chronological

Now Joab the son of Zeruiah perceived that the king’s heart was toward Absalom.

And Joab sent to Tekoah, and fetched thence a wise woman, and said unto her, I pray thee, feign thyself to be a mourner, and put on now mourning apparel, and anoint not thyself with oil, but be as a woman that had a long time mourned for the dead:

And come to the king, and speak on this manner unto him. So Joab put the words in her mouth.

And when the woman of Tekoah spake to the king, she fell on her face to the ground, and did obeisance, and said, Help, O king.

And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, I am indeed a widow woman, and mine husband is dead.

And thy handmaid had two sons, and they two strove together in the field, and there was none to part them, but the one smote the other, and slew him.

And, behold, the whole family is risen against thine handmaid, and they said, Deliver him that smote his brother, that we may kill him, for the life of his brother whom he slew; and we will destroy the heir also: and so they shall quench my coal which is left, and shall not leave to my husband neither name nor remainder upon the earth.

And the king said unto the woman, Go to thine house, and I will give charge concerning thee.

And the woman of Tekoah said unto the king, My lord, O king, the iniquity be on me, and on my father’s house: and the king and his throne be guiltless.

10 And the king said, Whoever saith ought unto thee, bring him to me, and he shall not touch thee any more.

11 Then said she, I pray thee, let the king remember the Lord thy God, that thou wouldest not suffer the revengers of blood to destroy any more, lest they destroy my son. And he said, As the Lordliveth, there shall not one hair of thy son fall to the earth.

12 Then the woman said, Let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak one word unto my lord the king. And he said, Say on.

13 And the woman said, Wherefore then hast thou thought such a thing against the people of God? for the king doth speak this thing as one which is faulty, in that the king doth not fetch home again his banished.

14 For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God respect any person: yet doth he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him.

15 Now therefore that I am come to speak of this thing unto my lord the king, it is because the people have made me afraid: and thy handmaid said, I will now speak unto the king; it may be that the king will perform the request of his handmaid.

16 For the king will hear, to deliver his handmaid out of the hand of the man that would destroy me and my son together out of the inheritance of God.

17 Then thine handmaid said, The word of my lord the king shall now be comfortable: for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad: therefore the Lord thy God will be with thee.

18 Then the king answered and said unto the woman, Hide not from me, I pray thee, the thing that I shall ask thee. And the woman said, Let my lord the king now speak.

19 And the king said, Is not the hand of Joab with thee in all this? And the woman answered and said, As thy soul liveth, my lord the king, none can turn to the right hand or to the left from ought that my lord the king hath spoken: for thy servant Joab, he bade me, and he put all these words in the mouth of thine handmaid:

20 To fetch about this form of speech hath thy servant Joab done this thing: and my lord is wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God, to know all things that are in the earth.

21 And the king said unto Joab, Behold now, I have done this thing: go therefore, bring the young man Absalom again.

22 And Joab fell to the ground on his face, and bowed himself, and thanked the king: and Joab said, To day thy servant knoweth that I have found grace in thy sight, my lord, O king, in that the king hath fulfilled the request of his servant.

23 So Joab arose and went to Geshur, and brought Absalom to Jerusalem.

24 And the king said, Let him turn to his own house, and let him not see my face. So Absalom returned to his own house, and saw not the king’s face.

25 But in all Israel there was none to be so much praised as Absalom for his beauty: from the sole of his foot even to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him.

26 And when he polled his head, (for it was at every year’s end that he polled it: because the hair was heavy on him, therefore he polled it:) he weighed the hair of his head at two hundred shekels after the king’s weight.

27 And unto Absalom there were born three sons, and one daughter, whose name was Tamar: she was a woman of a fair countenance.

28 So Absalom dwelt two full years in Jerusalem, and saw not the king’s face.

29 Therefore Absalom sent for Joab, to have sent him to the king; but he would not come to him: and when he sent again the second time, he would not come.

30 Therefore he said unto his servants, See, Joab’s field is near mine, and he hath barley there; go and set it on fire. And Absalom’s servants set the field on fire.

31 Then Joab arose, and came to Absalom unto his house, and said unto him, Wherefore have thy servants set my field on fire?

32 And Absalom answered Joab, Behold, I sent unto thee, saying, Come hither, that I may send thee to the king, to say, Wherefore am I come from Geshur? it had been good for me to have been there still: now therefore let me see the king’s face; and if there be any iniquity in me, let him kill me.

33 So Joab came to the king, and told him: and when he had called for Absalom, he came to the king, and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king: and the king kissed Absalom.

48 thoughts on “2 Samuel Chapter 14 – Chronological

  1. Sometimes we can’t see the big picture or we don’t want to. In this chapter, Joab went to an extreme to get David’s view to change for his son. Later we see the same thing happen to Joab, when Absalom went to the extreme to get Joab to come and listen to him. There was so much emotion and so many different things that happened in this tragedy of events; but, in the end how we approach, receive and respond to a situation and/or something is crucial. It is up to us, if we want to avoid future disasters. 2 Chronicles 7:14 VOICE says “and My people (who are known by My name) humbly pray, follow My commandments, and abandon any actions or thoughts that might lead to further sinning, then I shall hear their prayers from My house in heaven, I shall forgive their sins, and I shall save their land from the disasters.” LIVE-GIVE JESUS and avoid sin all together. 1 Thessalonians 5:22
    AMP “Abstain from every form of evil [withdraw and keep away from it].”

  2. 22 And Joab fell to the ground on his face, and bowed himself, and thanked the king: and Joab said, To day thy servant knoweth that I have found grace in thy sight, my lord, O king, in that the king hath fulfilled the request of his servant.
    One lesson I think can be learned is if we persist respectfully we can find grace in a earthly judgement.

  3. 2 Samuel 14
    When evil is allowed evil will take a person further than he wants to go. God gave us commandments if followed brings a blessing but if not will bring a curse. It has in this country which has a curse on it because of innocent blood of newborns being shed. Let us pray that curse be lifted by cancelling the abortion mills from our country. In king David’s kingdom subterfuge, and other sins plagued the Kingdom. David’s Kingdom had enemies from with in and with out. Let us be apart of the solution in this country. Let us as a nation repent and go back to Godly principles. May God bless America and bring her back to her moorings.

  4. All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him.
    2 Samuel 14:14 NLT

    Thanks be to God for His mercy and grace! Who knows where we would be without Jesus. Lord, continue to lead Your astray people back to You!

  5. 2 Samuel 14

    1 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah perceived that the king’s heart was toward Absalom.

    2 And Joab sent to Tekoah, and fetched thence a wise woman, and said unto her, I pray thee, feign thyself to be a mourner, and put on now mourning apparel, and anoint not thyself with oil, but be as a woman that had a long time mourned for the dead:

    3 And come to the king, and speak on this manner unto him. So Joab put the words in her mouth.

    4 And when the woman of Tekoah spake to the king, she fell on her face to the ground, and did obeisance, and said, Help, O king.

    5 And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, I am indeed a widow woman, and mine husband is dead.

    6 And thy handmaid had two sons, and they two strove together in the field, and there was none to part them, but the one smote the other, and slew him.

  6. “So Joab came to the king, and told him: and when he had called for Absalom, he came to the king, and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king: and the king kissed Absalom.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭14:33‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    David was so mad at the death of his son and it took nearly three years before there was any sort of explanation of the cause. I couldn’t imagine the pain and confusion. God knew what he was doing the whole time. I think God was showing grace in this whole thing, I think he was showing us no matter what the circumstances may be to always have grace for one another

  7. 2 Sam.14 : 14 [ amp] We must all die; we are like water spilled on the ground which cannot be gathered up again. And God does not take away life, But devises means so that he who is banished may not be utter outcast from Him.
    Sin will separate us from God.
    When we have fallen away from God, Nothing But Blood of Jesus can bring back.
    Stand in the Gap for your Brother’s and Sisters and pray for them to come back to the Lord.
    I remember when someone was standing in the Gap for me.
    We all have lost family members that are coming back in Jesus name.
    Thank you Jesus for all the people that are being Baptized in Jesus name.

  8. 1 Joab realized how much the king longed to see Absalom.

    2 So he sent for a woman from Tekoa who had a reputation for great wisdom. He said to her, “Pretend you are in mourning; wear mourning clothes and don’t put on lotions. Act like a woman who has been mourning for the dead for a long time.

    30 So Absalom said to his servants, “Go and set fire to Joab’s barley field, the field next to mine.” So they set his field on fire, as Absalom had commanded.

    31 Then Joab came to Absalom at his house and demanded, “Why did your servants set my field on fire?”

    Ever heard the jingle, “What would you do-o-o for a Klondike bar?”
    Joab hired someone to act out a part and Absalom set a barley field on fire to get what they wanted from David…what are you willing to do to get what you want from The King?

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    17 Then thine handmaid said, The word of my lord the king shall now be comfortable: for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad: therefore the Lord thy God will be with thee.

    God often times gives the man of God wisdom and understanding into people. This is the case with David here. He understood that his commander had put this woman up to the task of reconciling his son unto himself. While it is great that David tried to get his son back, the bitterness of sin have already griped the heart of his son. His son was not the same boy he had used to be as we see his pride in setting the field on fire and as we will soon see in the great rebellion coming up.

  10. 2 Samuel 13-14 “Why, then,” the woman said, “have you done this very thing against God’s people? In his verdict, the king convicts himself by not bringing home his exiled son. We all die sometime. Water spilled on the ground can’t be gathered up again. But God does not take away life. He works out ways to get the exile back.”

    No we cannot change the past . But we can take the beauty of today The Present that God extends to slyer the future . God works out ways to get the exiled back. Will we turn our faces away from them ;as David did his own son ? Or will we receive them with open arms as God is calling them back home. Thank God for His mercy and grace and He will meet us face to face .

  11. 33 So Joab came to the king, and told him: and when he had called for Absalom, he came to the king, and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king: and the king kissed Absalom.

    Even after Absalom came back to Jerusalem it was two years that he did not see the face of the king. He finally got a hold of Joab to send word to the king, that he should have stayed in Geshur and not came home to be isolated. I find that many times it’s not God that keeps us from seeing his glory but it is our guilt that has kept us from his glory. If we get bold with ourselves and shake ourselves and get into the presence of God, He is just to forgive us. If we can forgive ourselves.

    We have to be willing to push pass the guilt from failing and find a way to go before God at an altar that is built and in good shape. We can not find God in a broken down altar. It has to be redone and having a great sacrifice to bring before the Lord. Never stop seeking the Lord. You will find that God is full of grace and mercy and it will be extended to them that seek him.

  12. “Therefore he said unto his servants, See, Joab’s field is near mine, and he hath barley there; go and set it on fire. And Absalom’s servants set the field on fire.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭14:30‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Sometimes the only thing people respond to is crazy. Just like David Smith said last night, the world already thinks we’re crazy, we might as well catch on fire. The world may think a lot of things about the church but I pray this one thing proves to be true. I pray that in the midst of any situation we say but God, because that means He’s changing whatever it it looks like. I pray we get so bold in Christ and His ability to do anything that the world has to do a double take because they’ve witnessed the God of miracles, signs, and wonders and come and ask us “Why are you on fire?”

  13. 33 So Joab came to the king, and told him: and when he had called for Absalom, he came to the king, and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king: and the king kissed Absalom

    Yesterday someone asked me where is God in all this? Where is God when bad things happen? The hardest answer to say is HE WAS RIGHT THERE. It is true, God was right there when Ammon raped Absalom sister. He was right there when Absalom killed Ammon. God is always there!! Wether we choose to admitted or accepted God is EVERYWHERE AT ALL TIMES!!! Does He has the power to stop this bad things from happening YES! HE HAS ALL POWER!!!! Then, the question of a million dollars, Why doesn’t He??? I believe that it is because we were created with a free will, when people choose to do bad that is their free will option, what we don’t understand is that those bad choices inflict pain to innocent people. Then why doesn’t God stops it??? I don’t know but I do know that He uses EVERYTHING for His Glory and His Glory alone!!! I also know that the blood of the innocent screams for justice and God hears it. For that was the case of Abel’s blood. I also know that later in life God has used the experience of those victims for the good of others. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Be careful who you let speak into your life!!! They may give you the wrong advice! Want to be safe, speak with your Pastor, not the neighbor down the street. I pray for the justice of all the innocent blood that has been shed. Save our children. In Jesus Name Amen 🙏🏻

  14. “But in all Israel there was none to be so much praised as Absalom for his beauty: from the sole of his foot even to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭14:25‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    No matter the name, the fame, the popularity, even the looks. It shows that we are all human. We all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Whether your King or even a child of the King.
    It shows that we the sons and daughters of GOD will always have need of His love, mercy, and His forgiveness. Our spirit will always long and huger for the love of our Father. Stop allowing pride and disobedience from keeping you in His presence.
    “Your sins are the roadblock between you and your God. That’s why he doesn’t answer your prayers or let you see his face.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭59:2‬ ‭CEV‬‬

  15. Thank you Jesus for today , allow him to move . Only light can drive out darkness, only his grace and holy spirit can drive out fear . Jesus is the way , the truth and life for our souls . Surrender to him for great things

    All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him. Yes, my Lord the king will give us peace of mind again.’ I know that you are like an angel of God in discerning good from evil. May the Lord your God be with you.”
    2 Samuel 14:14‭, ‬17

  16. LIVE – GIVE JESUS
    DISCERNMENT

    18 Then the king answered and said unto the woman, Hide not from me, I pray thee, the thing that I shall ask thee. And the woman said, Let my lord the king now speak.
    19 And the king said, Is not the hand of Joab with thee in all this? And the woman answered and said, As thy soul liveth, my lord the king, none can turn to the right hand or to the left from ought that my lord the king hath spoken: for thy servant Joab, he bade me, and he put all these words in the mouth of thine handmaid:

    King David stopped to listen to the words of the woman, once he heard what she had to say. He tested her spirit. The apostle John instructs us in:

    1John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

    When King David heard the words she spoke, and tested her spirit to discern whether the familiar situation was that of man or a word from GOD. Upon the question of origin of the words. David knew it was of man and not of GOD.

    We are wise to stop and listen to what people have to say, but then try the spirit, believe not every spirit. GOD has given us the natural gift of discernment, some use it as the gift of suspicion, while others use it as the gift of knowledge and some don’t use it all and believe everything they hear.

    Be wise and use the gift of DISCERNMENT.

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    iPraise
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    iGive
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    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  17. Remembered Jonadab? And the kind of council and the thing he suggested Aammon to do?
    Well, now we have This man Joab interceding
    And also with a plan to try to mend a wound
    Between father and son.
    We see the difference here. One with good motives, the other one with a corrupt motive….

    What Absalom chose to do afterward it was up to him, again,( after all we make our own choices…)
    Sadly he sin against God and his dad…

    God will always send someone on our way to show us
    And to help us see( what is wrong in a situation)
    We are in, again
    Let us hear what the Spirit is saying to the church( his body).

  18. 2 Samuel 14:1, 14, & 33 (NLT)
    1) Joab realized how much the king longed to see Absalom.
    14) All of us must due eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep lives away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we have been seperated from him.
    33) So Joab told the king what Absalom had said. Then at last, David sommoned Absalom, who came and bowed low before the king, and the king kissed him.

    The title of this chapter in the NLT is “Joab Arranges For Absalom’s Return.”
    As I thought about this, I was reminded of the prophecy to our church that “Backsliders Are Coming Home. Those that once came to our church are coming back.”
    Intereced and Pray and Believe that God is devising a way to bring them back, so that they can come before His presence and bow low (humble themselves) and repent before Him, and He will forgive and receive them.
    The time is NOW for…
    Surprise Harvest
    Unrestricted Revival
    Backsliders Coming Home

  19. 33 So Joab came to the king, and told him: and when he had called for Absalom, he came to the king, and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king: and the king kissed Absalom.

    Sometimes situations brings division between family and friends because of bad choices that have been made. We must allow God to be the judge of those situations and our current judicial system, but we must love them like Jesus would love them. Sometimes it takes outsiders to see the situation through different eyes for us to see what Jesus would have us do to mend the fences and make right so that there is no bitterness of unforgiveness in our heart. If we don’t forgive, we can’t be forgiven. We don’t have to like the situation, but we do have to do what is right according to the word of God.

  20. “All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭14:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    Those who have been separated from God cannot get that time back. But that does not mean hope for the future is lost.

    The merciful God we serve has a plan, you are never too far gone!

  21. I Love To Worship The Lord
    God devises ways
    14:14
    God has two ways to deal with sin. One way is forgiveness which requires us to acknowledge our sin and repent. The other is punishment which requires payment of the penalty law requires. David recaiied his banished son but did not do it in Gods way. Dont weakly overlook someones sins and claim you are being like God. You are not.

  22. “Joab realized how much the king longed to see Absalom.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭14:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    “She replied, “Why don’t you do as much for the people of God as you have promised to do for me? You have convicted yourself in making this decision, because you have refused to bring home your own banished son. All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭14:13-14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    In his longing to see Absalom, David perhaps thought about some of the mistakes he had made as a father. He probably couldn’t help but realize the fact that his own sin of adultery and murder was, at least in part, responsible for what was happening. We must remember the decisions we make now , can affect our children later.

  23. There is often diversity in families and problems. Often family members think they know what is best for others in the family. Problems then arise. Pray to God and do what God advises and be humble to family. I see some people being bossy and causing issues in families. Do what our Lord God wants us to do! Thank you Jesus

  24. 12 Then the woman said, Let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak one word unto my lord the king. And he said, Say on.
    13 And the woman said, Wherefore then hast thou thought such a thing against the people of God? for the king doth speak this thing as one which is faulty, in that the king doth not fetch home again his banished.
    14 For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God respect any person: yet doth he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him.

    It is hard to make a decision between love and justice. But if we love our children we must teach them right and wrong And the consequences that they face when they do the wrong thing.

  25. 33 So Joab came to the king, and told him: and when he had called for Absalom, he came to the king, and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king: and the king kissed Absalom.

    The woman’s pretended situation is roughly analogous to David’s. One son is dead and his relatives are calling for the death of the guilty one, as retributive revenge (v.7). David’s decision showed mercy and suspended the usual blood-vengeance that often, in the Middle East continued through many generations. But the woman presses on to apply the story to David and Absalom and again, as with Nathan , David is caught in the wed of his own moral wisdom. He is bound to restore, with protection the banished and fearful Absalom.

    A.L.M.A.S.

  26. 8 And the king said unto the woman, Go to thine house, and I will give charge concerning thee.

    So many people today consider change as a bad thing in life whenever it could be the best thing for them or even a life saver, when we are filled with the Holy Ghost there is a great change that comes upon our lives and it’s up to us to continue living a worldly sinful lifestyle or allowing change to take over and be born into a new and holy lifestyle model after our Heavenly Father. We should always want to change for the better no matter what.

  27. 1 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah perceived that the king’s heart was toward Absalom.

    Joab knew the King had Absalom on his mind. He took upon himself to help him see Absalom again.

    Sometimes others try to help in a situation that doesn’t have anything to do with them. God is in control we should allow him to move when he sees it’s the right time.

  28. 14 For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; neither doth God respect any person: yet doth he devise means, that his banished be not expelled from him.

    Thanks be to God for his mercy. His wrath is but a moment, but his mercies are fresh and new each morning. He desires to restore relationships with those that have gone astray. Yes sin has consequences, but it is his heart beat to seek and save those that are lost.

  29. 19 And the king said, Is not the hand of Joab with thee in all this? And the woman answered and said, As thy soul liveth, my lord the king, none can turn to the right hand or to the left from ought that my lord the king hath spoken: for thy servant Joab, he bade me, and he put all these words in the mouth of thine handmaid:
    20 To fetch about this form of speech hath thy servant Joab done this thing: and my lord is wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God, to know all things that are in the earth.

    sometimes we just need to see things in a different light and under a New perspective to understand what situation we are in period just like it took the prophet Nathan to bring a different perspective to David in order for him to see his long it was almost in the same nature that it took something in a new light. we don’t always see things quite and simple as they are but we see them through our perspective period we’ll see them through The eyes of our experiences and the people that have taught us period what we need is a voice in our life to help us see a different way in a different perspective

  30. 10 And the king said, Whoever saith ought unto thee, bring him to me, and he shall not touch thee any more.

    This is the way God looks after his people. When you’re done wrong, your enemy will have to deal with our heavenly father. Don’t get upset or try to figure out revenge. Just put it in the hands of Jesus. He will work it out.

  31. “She replied, “Why don’t you do as much for the people of God as you have promised to do for me? You have convicted yourself in making this decision, because you have refused to bring home your own banished son. All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭14:13-14‬ ‭NLT‬‬
    https://www.bible.com/116/2sa.14.13-14.nlt

    We must be like the Lord our God give people chances to come back. How can you love someone but not show love? God gave us many chance to start over, so we must give people chances to show we love them, like when the Lord loves us.

  32. 29 Therefore Absalom sent for Joab, to have sent him to the king; but he would not come to him: and when he sent again the second time, he would not come.

    30 Therefore he said unto his servants, See, Joab’s field is near mine, and he hath barley there; go and set it on fire. And Absalom’s servants set the field on fire.

    31 Then Joab arose, and came to Absalom unto his house, and said unto him, Wherefore have thy servants set my field on fire?

    32 And Absalom answered Joab, Behold, I sent unto thee, saying, Come hither, that I may send thee to the king, to say, Wherefore am I come from Geshur? it had been good for me to have been there still: now therefore let me see the king’s face; and if there be any iniquity in me, let him kill me.

    Quite extreme just to get his attention. How extreme does Jesus have to get to get our attention?

  33. “When the woman from Tekoa approached the king, she bowed with her face to the ground in deep respect and cried out, “O king! Help me!””
    2 Samuel 14:4 NLT

    When a person is feeling weary and in despair and comes to us and asked for help let us pray over them, that God of peace enter into their heart and His perfect love casts out fear. So when someone’s is need let us bring them to the word of God which fills every heart with joy. Let’s never stop telling people what the Lord has done.

  34. 8 And the king said unto the woman, Go to thine house, and I will give charge concerning thee.

    The King of Kings often looks for us to be still and allow Him to work. When our homes are built on Christ alone He directs us back to our homes or place of safety while He cares for the outward needs. Let us follow His lead and obey Him even in emotional moments.

  35. 4 And when the women of Tekoha spake to the king, she fell on her face to the ground, and did obeisance, and said, Help, O King. 5 And the King said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, I am indeed a widow woman, and mine husband is dead.

    In this time in the world there is a bunch of fear, negativity, depression and anxiety. People go though this daily without asking the Lord to heal them from these things, they don’t believe. But as the children of God we must speak peace and deliverance for them when we notice or when they come to us asking for help, just like the women from Tekoah. Let us show them that he is a deliverer, that he heals, he brings faith and peace unto us, for he is our joy and strength.

  36. 32 And Absalom answered Joab, Behold, I sent unto thee, saying, Come hither, that I may send thee to the king, to say, Wherefore am I come from Geshur? it had been good for me to have been there still: now therefore let me see the king’s face; and if there be any iniquity in me, let him kill me.

    33 So Joab came to the king, and told him: and when he had called for Absalom, he came to the king, and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king: and the king kissed Absalom.

    We must be persistent on asking God, and even when He doesn’t answer keep on pressing, He will do what you are asking for. Keep on praying, He will answer your prayers soon.

  37. 18 Then the king answered and said unto the woman, Hide not from me, I pray thee, the thing that I shall ask thee. And the woman said, Let my lord the king now speak.

    19 And the king said, Is not the hand of Joab with thee in all this? And the woman answered and said, As thy soul liveth, my lord the king, none can turn to the right hand or to the left from ought that my lord the king hath spoken: for thy servant Joab, he bade me, and he put all these words in the mouth of thine handmaid:

    20 To fetch about this form of speech hath thy servant Joab done this thing: and my lord is wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God, to know all things that are in the earth.

    What a uncomfortable position the woman because she decided to be a follower to man instead of being a follower after the Lord! It puzzles me when people follow after the things of this world instead of following the Creator of the world!

  38. “Then your maidservant said, ‘Please let the word of my lord the king be comforting, for my lord the king is as the angel of God to discern good and evil. May the LORD your God be with you.’ ””
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭14:17‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    Goos is our comfort. Through thick and thin he is with us until the end. We just have to believe it. Believe in what we are saying, believe in what we are reading. Every time we open his word or pray it should be a comfort to our spirit in spite of what may be going on in our life’s

  39. 25 But in all Israel there was none to be so much praised as Absalom for his beauty: from the sole of his foot even to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him.

    Their are so many twists and turns to the accounts of King David and his dysfunctional relationships with his sons. Absalom was credited as a man of “beauty” then add family status to it and seeking revenge on Tamars rape and it equals a death and run act.

    He knew that in order to get back to his father the Kings good graces he would need someone to go out and test the waters with him first. Now enters Joab, who really doesn’t want any part in Absalom’s drama. So he ignores the calls from Absalom but little does he know “Mr. Beautiful” doesn’t take rejection well. So Absalom has Joab’s field set on fire. What a way to get someone’s attention that your not playing.

    I have to admit that Joab’s plan was pretty smooth by inserting a “wise woman” to petition the king. However, King David is no fool and sees right through the act. He realizes this was all a rouse to address his son Absalom.

    Little does Absalom know that the king really wanted to reach out to him and comfort him. Sometimes all the hinderances that may get in the way are obstacles that we must overcome to find reconciliation.

    Jesus wants to forgive us also. Thanks to his perfect sacrifice for us we can enter his throne room freely to repent without an elaborate plan like Absalom. When we seek him he will welcome us with open arms just as David did his son Absalom.

  40. Joab used trickery and deceit to get Absalom back to David’s city. Is it any wonder that Absalom used trickery to get Joab to come visit him? Death, lies, and burning down a friends field, not so good on his track record. The things that he focused on are the things he continued to do. Less and less like the heart of God, more and more like the heart of the world.

  41. 13 And I, whither shall I cause my shame to go? and as for thee, thou shalt be as one of the fools in Israel. Now therefore, I pray thee, speak unto the king; for he will not withhold me from thee.

    This act has long lasting repercussions in both lives due to the sin of lust and listening to the wrong voices in life. Both could have been avoided if only there was a relationship with God.

  42. 23 So Joab arose and went to Geshur, and brought Absalom to Jerusalem.
    24 And the king said, Let him turn to his own house, and let him not see my face. So Absalom returned to his own house, and saw not the king’s face.

    This is no punishment for murder, only a slap on the hand, which makes Absalom become bold and full of pride. There has not been any consulting to see what God would have done. But God will eventually step and judgement will come. It’s so much better if we come to him and confess our faults and be forgiven – even if we still face the law of the land and receive that punishment as well. Then at least God is with us wherever we are.

  43. 12“Please allow me to ask one more thing of my lord the king,” she said. “Go ahead and speak,” he responded.

    You can ask God for anything, and you shall receive it. Don’t be fearful to ask for small things, or only when you need something. Ask God for good health, blessings, finances, relationships, etc. God is ready to hear your voice.

  44. 10 And the king said, Whoever saith ought unto thee, bring him to me, and he shall not touch thee any more.
    11 Then said she, I pray thee, let the king remember the Lord thy God, that thou wouldest not suffer the revengers of blood to destroy any more, lest they destroy my son. And he said, As the Lordliveth, there shall not one hair of thy son fall to the earth.

    Seeing this and seeing a true sign of grace, in the midst of what had just happened.

    22 And Joab fell to the ground on his face, and bowed himself, and thanked the king: and Joab said, To day thy servant knoweth that I have found grace in thy sight, my lord, O king, in that the king hath fulfilled the request of his servant.

    30 Therefore he said unto his servants, See, Joab’s field is near mine, and he hath barley there; go and set it on fire. And Absalom’s servants set the field on fire.
    31 Then Joab arose, and came to Absalom unto his house, and said unto him, Wherefore have thy servants set my field on fire?

    Can you imagine someone lighting your yard on fire so they could get your attention??

  45. He did it to place the matter before you in a different light. But you are as wise as an angel of God, and you understand everything that happens among us!”
    2 Samuel 14:20 NLT
    https://bible.com/bible/116/2sa.14.20.NLT

    Sometimes it takes a seeing things from a different perspective so we can gain a better understanding and make decisions accordingly.

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