2 Samuel Chapter 19 – Chronological

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2 Samuel 19

And it was told Joab, Behold, the king weepeth and mourneth for Absalom.

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.

And the people gat them by stealth that day into the city, as people being ashamed steal away when they flee in battle.

But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!

And Joab came into the house to the king, and said, Thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, which this day have saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy concubines;

In that thou lovest thine enemies, and hatest thy friends. For thou hast declared this day, that thou regardest neither princes nor servants: for this day I perceive, that if Absalom had lived, and all we had died this day, then it had pleased thee well.

Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak comfortably unto thy servants: for I swear by the Lord, if thou go not forth, there will not tarry one with thee this night: and that will be worse unto thee than all the evil that befell thee from thy youth until now.

Then the king arose, and sat in the gate. And they told unto all the people, saying, Behold, the king doth sit in the gate. And all the people came before the king: for Israel had fled every man to his tent.

And all the people were at strife throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, The king saved us out of the hand of our enemies, and he delivered us out of the hand of the Philistines; and now he is fled out of the land for Absalom.

10 And Absalom, whom we anointed over us, is dead in battle. Now therefore why speak ye not a word of bringing the king back?

11 And king David sent to Zadok and to Abiathar the priests, saying, Speak unto the elders of Judah, saying, Why are ye the last to bring the king back to his house? seeing the speech of all Israel is come to the king, even to his house.

12 Ye are my brethren, ye are my bones and my flesh: wherefore then are ye the last to bring back the king?

13 And say ye to Amasa, Art thou not of my bone, and of my flesh? God do so to me, and more also, if thou be not captain of the host before me continually in the room of Joab.

14 And he bowed the heart of all the men of Judah, even as the heart of one man; so that they sent this word unto the king, Return thou, and all thy servants.

15 So the king returned, and came to Jordan. And Judah came to Gilgal, to go to meet the king, to conduct the king over Jordan.

16 And Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite, which was of Bahurim, hasted and came down with the men of Judah to meet king David.

17 And there were a thousand men of Benjamin with him, and Ziba the servant of the house of Saul, and his fifteen sons and his twenty servants with him; and they went over Jordan before the king.

18 And there went over a ferry boat to carry over the king’s household, and to do what he thought good. And Shimei the son of Gera fell down before the king, as he was come over Jordan;

19 And said unto the king, Let not my lord impute iniquity unto me, neither do thou remember that which thy servant did perversely the day that my lord the king went out of Jerusalem, that the king should take it to his heart.

20 For thy servant doth know that I have sinned: therefore, behold, I am come the first this day of all the house of Joseph to go down to meet my lord the king.

21 But Abishai the son of Zeruiah answered and said, Shall not Shimei be put to death for this, because he cursed the Lord’s anointed?

22 And David said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah, that ye should this day be adversaries unto me? shall there any man be put to death this day in Israel? for do not I know that I am this day king over Israel?

23 Therefore the king said unto Shimei, Thou shalt not die. And the king sware unto him.

24 And Mephibosheth the son of Saul came down to meet the king, and had neither dressed his feet, nor trimmed his beard, nor washed his clothes, from the day the king departed until the day he came again in peace.

25 And it came to pass, when he was come to Jerusalem to meet the king, that the king said unto him, Wherefore wentest not thou with me, Mephibosheth?

26 And he answered, My lord, O king, my servant deceived me: for thy servant said, I will saddle me an ass, that I may ride thereon, and go to the king; because thy servant is lame.

27 And he hath slandered thy servant unto my lord the king; but my lord the king is as an angel of God: do therefore what is good in thine eyes.

28 For all of my father’s house were but dead men before my lord the king: yet didst thou set thy servant among them that did eat at thine own table. What right therefore have I yet to cry any more unto the king?

29 And the king said unto him, Why speakest thou any more of thy matters? I have said, Thou and Ziba divide the land.

30 And Mephibosheth said unto the king, Yea, let him take all, forasmuch as my lord the king is come again in peace unto his own house.

31 And Barzillai the Gileadite came down from Rogelim, and went over Jordan with the king, to conduct him over Jordan.

32 Now Barzillai was a very aged man, even fourscore years old: and he had provided the king of sustenance while he lay at Mahanaim; for he was a very great man.

33 And the king said unto Barzillai, Come thou over with me, and I will feed thee with me in Jerusalem.

34 And Barzillai said unto the king, How long have I to live, that I should go up with the king unto Jerusalem?

35 I am this day fourscore years old: and can I discern between good and evil? can thy servant taste what I eat or what I drink? can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women? wherefore then should thy servant be yet a burden unto my lord the king?

36 Thy servant will go a little way over Jordan with the king: and why should the king recompense it me with such a reward?

37 Let thy servant, I pray thee, turn back again, that I may die in mine own city, and be buried by the grave of my father and of my mother. But behold thy servant Chimham; let him go over with my lord the king; and do to him what shall seem good unto thee.

38 And the king answered, Chimham shall go over with me, and I will do to him that which shall seem good unto thee: and whatsoever thou shalt require of me, that will I do for thee.

39 And all the people went over Jordan. And when the king was come over, the king kissed Barzillai, and blessed him; and he returned unto his own place.

40 Then the king went on to Gilgal, and Chimham went on with him: and all the people of Judah conducted the king, and also half the people of Israel.

41 And, behold, all the men of Israel came to the king, and said unto the king, Why have our brethren the men of Judah stolen thee away, and have brought the king, and his household, and all David’s men with him, over Jordan?

42 And all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, Because the king is near of kin to us: wherefore then be ye angry for this matter? have we eaten at all of the king’s cost? or hath he given us any gift?

43 And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more right in David than ye: why then did ye despise us, that our advice should not be first had in bringing back our king? And the words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.

41 thoughts on “2 Samuel Chapter 19 – Chronological

  1. 42 And all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, Because the king is near of kin to us: wherefore then be ye angry for this matter? have we eaten at all of the king’s cost? or hath he given us any gift?

    43 And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more right in David than ye: why then did ye despise us, that our advice should not be first had in bringing back our king? And the words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.

    This is quite a crazy situation as David was coming back to his own house after crossing the Jordan, the tribes began to fight over who had more access to him. They began arguing against Judah because Israel had more of the tribes that Judah had. They felt that they should had the favor of the king. But Israel did not lift a hand to help bring David and his servants back to his house.

    This lets me know that many will try to steal the blessings of those that do the work and then take the credit because they are more deserving. In all the while never doing anything to help except complain. We have no matter who initiates a situation if we tend to the needs of other, we should not worry about who gets the credit as long as we do it for the kingdom. No matter God will reward us for our labor. We have to put first the kingdom of God before our own agendas. Let the glory of God consume us and lead us to a place of content with what he has blessed us with. I have found that many will try to steal the blessings from you but we need to hold on to it no matter what. This world will try to steal everything that God has given you. Be faithful to God and he will be faithful to you.

  2. David is restored as king in this chapter. The Lord will restore you and keep you. 1 Peter 5:8-11 ESV tells us “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.”

  3. 42 And all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, Because the king is near of kin to us: wherefore then be ye angry for this matter? have we eaten at all of the king’s cost ? or hath he given us any gift?

    43 And the men of Israel answered the men of Judah, and said, We have ten parts in the king, and we have also more right in David than ye: why then did ye despise us, that our advice should not be first had in bringing back our king? And the words of the men of Judah were fiercer than the words of the men of Israel.

    Some folks just can’t overcome their human nature. They rush after the new king until he gets hung up in a tree and stabbed; then they rush back and want access to the old king.
    Some people can’t see their way back home because of the smoke from all the bridges they burned.

  4. 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.

    3 And the people gat them by stealth that day into the city, as people being ashamed steal away when they flee in battle.

    4 But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!

    What a high price to pay to regain a kingdom. Maybe because I have buried my son and know the pain of a parent that loses a child, but I see it as a very high price to pay. This chapter show us a side to politics, like my momma used to say not everything that shines is gold!! People make fun of our politicians, scream and fight for their candidates; I on the other hand PRAY!! Pray for whom I should vote for? Pray for the one that God has elected to be in power even if I may not like the candidate. You see I’m the kind that believe that not a grain of sand moves on this earth without Jesus telling it to move, so if “whoever” is in office is because God decides it to be so and whom am I to disagree with God. I pray for our NATION that seem to have lost the values that made us the United States of America in the first place. The moral and integrity of our founder fathers no longer exist so we look at our candidates and pray for the future, pray for those who will lead the Nation of where our children and grandchildren will live at. King David had to stop his mourning, put on a strong face, and go face his subjects!! He had to go regain the kingdom for he had to pay such a high price for. He had to show Israel that he was still king. Do you know how hard that is??? I do! I know how hard it is to bury your child one day and go back to work the next and have to continue life. People walk around you like they’re walking on eggshells for they have no idea what to say to you. They never mention your son because they don’t want to hurt you, but it hurts even more because you wonder if his existence wasn’t even important to them. You keep surviving day by day waiting for the Lord to take you. David has to fake a happiness for a victory that to him was defeat. All for the sake of politics. Next time you want to criticize whomever is in power think of what price they must of paid for that position of power. May God bless our president.

  5. 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.

    It is kind of unrelated to the rest of the story but an important factor of life is processing emotions. The battle against Absalom wasn’t about fighting for control to be king nor was it about taking over territory, it was about surviving and attack from his own son. Therefore a victory is still a loss, especially in David’s eyes. David needed to process what he had just came out of, a fight with his own son, whom he loved, and it was going to be tragic no matter how it ended. Something that joab did not understand was what David was going through and how much he needed to process what happened. Sadness is not something we need to avoid or get away from, it’s a part of a grieving process to any event which brings the emotion . We must allow it to fall into place for a time and season

  6. LIVE – GIVE JESUS
    LEADERSHIP REVEALED

    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.
    3 And the people gat them by stealth that day into the city, as people being ashamed steal away when they flee in battle.
    4 But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!
    5 And Joab came into the house to the king, and said, Thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, which this day have saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy concubines;
    6 In that thou lovest thine enemies, and hatest thy friends. For thou hast declared this day, that thou regardest neither princes nor servants: for this day I perceive, that if Absalom had lived, and all we had died this day, then it had pleased thee well.

    The King is naturally and normally grieved at the loss of his son. Even though Absalom sought to destroy David the King, his own father; this did not change the love of a father toward his son. Revealing again to us how much our Father in Heaven LOVES us.

    Nevertheless, David is the King, the Leader, the Commander and we have learned, witnessed and practiced that “Leaders Surrender Privileges”. David had the “RIGHT” to mourn the loss of his son, but it would cost him his GOD anointed position.

    Leadership is INFLUENCE and King David influenced the entire nation to hide. Joab brought the truth to David about his action. Davids deep public grieving made his mighty army to feel like they were hated or worthless. The people were weary from battle and wanted to celebrate victory and peace.

    This was not Davids first loss of a son. But we witness how deep his love was even through the hardships. I pray for the Leaders at The POFW that we would understand the value and influence of our actions. Grieving is natural, but Leaders are expected to be strong and courageous, even in times of chaos, turmoil and grief.

    Lord JESUS Bless the Leaders in my life and the Leaders at The POFW that we will remain strong and courageous in these perilous times.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  7. 33 And the king said unto Barzillai, Come thou over with me, and I will feed thee with me in Jerusalem.
    34 And Barzillai said unto the king, How long have I to live, that I should go up with the king unto Jerusalem?
    35 I am this day fourscore years old: and can I discern between good and evil? can thy servant taste what I eat or what I drink? can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women? wherefore then should thy servant be yet a burden unto my lord the king?

    This man Barzillai is a true and honest servant. He isn’t the type of man who you have wonder whose side he is on. He never wavered his trust and confidence in the king through all the ups and downs. This is how we should serve our Lord-consistent, loyal and steadfast no matter what we see with our eyes.

  8. Wow alot to be absorbed here. One thing is very obvious that Davis misses his son even though he betrayed him. The bond of a father and son contains forgiveness so no matter what Absalom did David still loved him. And as Pastor said our heavenly Father loves us beyond measure.

  9. 2 Sam. 19: 23 [ amp] Therefore the king said to Shimer, You shall not die [ at my hand]
    And the king gave him his oath.
    1 Kings 2 44 -46 [ amp] The king also said to Shimel, You are aware in your own heart of all the evil you did my father Dsvid; so the Lord will return your evil upon your own head.
    [45] But King Solomon shall be blessed, and the throne of David shall be established before the Lord’s foever.
    It’s doesn’t pay to do evil to someone!
    Be kind to them no matter what.
    Be a server to the Lord kingdom.
    Love them and pray for them in Jesus name.

  10. 19: 23 there for the king said unto shimei
    Thou shall not die, and the king and the king sware
    Unto him.
    —-
    👉🏼FORGIVE AND MOVE ON.😀
    C O M P A S S I O N .at its best.
    LOVE covers multitude of sins, the Bible says.
    ✔️Someone has forgiven
    ✔️Someone has had compassion
    ✔️Someone has received favor
    ✔️Someone has been thankful
    ✔️Someone has been blessed
    ✔️Someone has done good.
    ✔️Someone has restored.
    ✔️ Someone’s life has been protected😀.
    God is good!!!!

    TODAY IS THE DAY
    THAT THE LORD HAS MADE
    WE WILL REJOICE
    AND BE GLAD IN IT.😀

    Blessed be the name of the lord🙌.

  11. 28 For all of my father’s house were but dead men before my lord the king: yet didst thou set thy servant among them that did eat at thine own table. What right therefore have I yet to cry any more unto the king?

    29 And the king said unto him, Why speakest thou any more of thy matters? I have said, Thou and Ziba divide the land.

    GOD has forgiven and EVERYTHING IS UNDER THE BLOOD but sometimes we hold onto past matters and we must forgive ourselves to be able to begin to comprehend the unconditional love of our GOD. Because of love. Thank you JESUS for that unconditional love given to me and my house!!!

  12. David was in a dilemma. Do I mourn the death of my son, who by the way I was trying to kill him, or do I take my position as king and continue doing God’s work. Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes you have to make difficult decisions when you are following God’s purpose in your life.

  13. 2 Samuel 19:18-23
    18) And there went over a ferry boat to carry over the king’s household, and to do what he thought good. And Shimei the son of Gera fell down before the king, as he was come over Jordan;
    19) And said unto the king, Let not my lord impute iniquity unto me, neither do thou remember that which thy servant did perversely the day that my lord the king went out of Jerusalem, that the king should take it to his heart.
    20) For thy servant doth know that I have sinned: therefore, behold, I am come the first this day of all the house of Joseph to go down to meet my lord the king.
    21) But Abishai the son of Zeruiah answered and said, Shall not Shimei be put to death for this, because he cursed the LORD’S anointed?
    22) And David said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah, that ye should this day be adversaries unto me? shall there any man be put to death this day in Israel? for do I know that I am this day king over Israel?
    23) Therefore the king said unto Shimei, Thou shalt not die. And the king sware unto him.

    Shimei was the man who walked along the hillside and cursed king David and threw stones at him.
    Now we see Shimei coming and falling down before king David and confessing that he had sinned. He was basically asking king David to be Merciful to him (do not impute iniquity to me, do not remember that which they servant did, do not take it to heart). David did have Mercy on Shimei, and told him that he would not die.

    2 Peter 3:9 says, “… but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
    So thankful for the day that I fell down before King JESUS and confessed my sins, and HE had MERCY on me and forgave me. I did not die in my sins, but lived. HE gave me New Life in HIM!

    Pray that souls will come and fall down before King JESUS today and confess their sins that HE may have MERCY on them and Forgive them. So that they will not die in their sins, but Live and have New Life in HIM!

    Thank You JESUS for Your MERCY and FORGIVENESS today!!

  14. 4 But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!

    Grief is a natural process even for king David. People handle it in different ways. Even when Absalom had wronged his dad in so many areas, the natural father part of David still longed for his dead son.

    None of us experience or handle grief in the same manner. Give grace to those that are grieving. Be compassionate. God created all of us with feelings and some of us feel in different ways than other do. We all handle grief and stress in different manners. Let’s not be so quick to judge during a season of grief. Healing is a process and it takes some longer than others.

  15. 11 Samuel 19
    The ability to lead even during the most trying times only comes from God’s strength.

    11 Corinthians 12:9-11
    Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

  16. 2 Samuel 19

    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.

    3 And the people gat them by stealth that day into the city, as people being ashamed steal away when they flee in battle.

    4 But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!

    5 And Joab came into the house to the king, and said, Thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, which this day have saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy concubines;

    6 In that thou lovest thine enemies, and hatest thy friends. For thou hast declared this day, that thou regardest neither princes nor servants: for this day I perceive, that if Absalom had lived, and all we had died this day, then it had pleased thee well.

  17. ILove he Kingdom
    “He was very old—eighty years of age—and very wealthy. He was the one who had provided food for the king during his stay in Mahanaim.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭19:32‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    This fellers gift made room for him. The king did not forget his hospitality and offered to bless him tremendously. When we serve the King, he will not forget our sacrifice. He will repay.

  18. “The king covered his face with his hands and kept on crying, “O my son Absalom! O Absalom, my son, my son!” Then Joab went to the king’s room and said to him, “We saved your life today and the lives of your sons, your daughters, and your wives and concubines. Yet you act like this, making us feel ashamed of ourselves. You seem to love those who hate you and hate those who love you. You have made it clear today that your commanders and troops mean nothing to you. It seems that if Absalom had lived and all of us had died, you would be pleased. Now go out there and congratulate your troops, for I swear by the Lord that if you don’t go out, not a single one of them will remain here tonight. Then you will be worse off than ever before.””
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭19:4-7‬ ‭NLT‬‬
    David’s problem was not in what he knew . David’s problem was in what he forgot – that God was still in control, that a great victory was won, that he had many loyal supporters, and that God showed great grace and mercy to David. When someone is overcome in tragedy or sorrow, the problem is not in what they know, but in what they forget.

  19. 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.

    I would like to imagine God has a similar reaction to us. It don’t matter how many times you turn your back on Him it will always be painful. Im sure everyone has experienced a loved one leaving. It frustrates us and breaks us into millions o pieces at times but we never stop loving them. When someone leaves the church or turns their back on God it can make you so angry but it don’t take long for the burden to kick in and you begin to intercede for that person. God loves all of us and gives up on nobody. Davids son may have turned his back on him and tried to over throw him but he never wanted his life to end why? because it was his son and he loved his son and no matter what happened he was willing to protect his son. We don’t understand all of this but God does and God loves each and every soul on this planet. We too should love each soul as christ loves them.

  20. And it was told Joab, Behold the King weepeth and mourneth for Absalom. 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. 2 Samuel 19:1-2

    Even though Absalom wanted his father King David dead to take over his kingdom, David grieved greatly for his son. God had taken Absalom away as his hair had been caught in a tree. David was righteous before God unlike his son. David’s grief was so much more than it should have been as he acted as if his people should be dead not the enemies. Joab had the guts to go to king David and talked sense into him. You can’t let the grief overcome your actions by being foolish.

  21. “And Joab came into the house to the king, and said, Thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, which this day have saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy concubines;”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭19:5‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    In reading this chapter, I looked at the life application of it. Yes I’m at home getting over Covid but I’m not down about it. I just witnessed a soul go down in Jesus name and receive the Holy Ghost! I am rejoicing! Hallelujaaaaaaah!!! I thank you Jesus that you are still moving and still proving just how great you are. I pray we keep digging!!

  22. 4But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!

    The pain of lost can be a heavy pain. When you love someone, even of they have done wrong, there is still a great sorrow when they’re gone. Even though we have done wrong, God still loves us. He doesn’t want to see anyone lost. The love of God can free us from the attachments we have in this world. Continue to trust in God and he will lead you higher.

  23. 35 I am this day fourscore years old: and can I discern between good and evil? can thy servant taste what I eat or what I drink? can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women? wherefore then should thy servant be yet a burden unto my lord the king?

    The decrement between good and evil is often harder for younger people than those who has lived through life’s experiences. It takes a very disciplined and teachable young person to be able to discern between good and evil at a young age. Hint why we should daily pray over our children, youth, and young adults that they walk in wisdom and have a spirit of discernment.

  24. 39 And all the people went over Jordan. And when the king was come over, the king kissed Barzillai, and blessed him; and he returned unto his own place.

    It’s important to never forget those who blessed you in the middle of your mess. While Absalom was busy whipping up armies to carry out a coup d’etat, King David fled with his men to Judah. Then add to it Absaloms ultimate demise. Now as David returns to Israel their seems to be a lot of explaining to be done. Some ask for forgiveness, some need restored hope, others want to deflect like the spat between Israel and Judah. No good deed goes unpunished right? Judah was ultimately more fierce and of course because they were in the right, no matter the share of access to the king.

    Out of all the people of status David chooses to recognize one man in particular. Barzillai, he was an old, wealthy and wise man. He could have been greedy or said that he was too old or weak to help anybody out. Instead, he was generous in sustaining King David and his men while they were in hiding.

    He had plenty of money. What could David possible give him that he could not buy for himself? Gratitude and appreciation. David wanted to bring Barzilai with him to fellowship to honor him for being there for him when he needed it most. Even though he rather stay home King David met him half way. David blessed him and kissed him. If he had waited Barzillai could have passed and never been recognized. This is why we should be quick to thank people. We can look at this as an example. Barzillai, served David out of the goodness of his heart without being asked or looking for the spotlight. Now that is fruit of a godly character. How could we give Jesus to somebody? Care without being told to do so. It should come from a sincere heart.

  25. 4 But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!

    In our Christian walk with God, we need to understand one thing, that when God takes something from us. It will hurt deeply, But no matter what it is, there is a blessing coming back from God. His promises are real. Because we serve a mighty God 🙏

  26. 5 And Joab came into the house to the king, and said, Thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, which this day have saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy concubines;
    6 In that thou lovest thine enemies, and hatest thy friends. For thou hast declared this day, that thou regardest neither princes nor servants: for this day I perceive, that if Absalom had lived, and all we had died this day, then it had pleased thee well.
    7 Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak comfortably unto thy servants: for I swear by the Lord, if thou go not forth, there will not tarry one with thee this night: and that will be worse unto thee than all the evil that befell thee from thy youth until now.

    Sometimes we get so caught up on what we just gave up or lost, that we jeopardize our testimonies. If we knew the consequences of our choices, we might pray a little more before we act on them.

  27. 4 But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!

    This verse made meditate a lot on it. Logically, one can say what is wrong with the king. The one person, his own son wanted to do him harm, wanted to exalt his Kingdom above the true king and do his will and cause him all kinds of harm. Then the revaluation came. The king’s heart is towards his son. The same way the King of kings, his heart, is towards his sons and daughters. Have times do we not because like Absolom doing all kinds of wrong and our own will building up our kingdoms and singing against the Lord…. And still, the kings heart is towards us. His love for us that even on the cross He said forgive them father for they know not what they do. His mighty love for us that while we were yet sinners, he gave his life for us. I can hear his voice, even when we sin against him, oh my son my son… oh my daughter my daughter. The kings heart is towards us and it is the father’s good will to give us the Kingdom. We should really get to know our God and learn his heart and his ways.

  28. 2 Samuel 19:21
    Then Abishai son of Zeruiah said, “Shimei should die, for he cursed the lord’s anointed king!”
    Be respectful towards the Lord annointed

  29. 2 Samuel 19:2 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.

    Esther 4:3 And every province, whithersoever kings commandment and his decree came, there was great mourning among the Jews, and fasting, and weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes.

    Proverbs 16:15 In the light of the kings countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.

    Proverbs 19:12 The kings wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.

  30. 42 And all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, Because the king is near of kin to us: wherefore then be ye angry for this matter? have we eaten at all of the king’s cost? or hath he given us any gift?

    The King will dwell where praise is. He will inhabit the praises of Israel which is Judah. If you ever wonder where the Lord is going to be, check to see where the praises are going up. There you shall find him.

  31. You know your old, when the bible says you are very aged! But, it also included that he was a great man.

    32 Now Barzillai was a very aged man, even fourscore years old: and he had provided the king of sustenance while he lay at Mahanaim; for he was a very great man.

    “Lets be great Church”……..

  32. 5 And Joab came into the house to the king, and said, Thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, which this day have saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy concubines;
    6 In that thou lovest thine enemies, and hatest thy friends. For thou hast declared this day, that thou regardest neither princes nor servants: for this day I perceive, that if Absalom had lived, and all we had died this day, then it had pleased thee well.
    7 Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak comfortably unto thy servants: for I swear by the Lord, if thou go not forth, there will not tarry one with thee this night: and that will be worse unto thee than all the evil that befell thee from thy youth until now.

    9 And all the people were at strife throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, The king saved us out of the hand of our enemies, and he delivered us out of the hand of the Philistines; and now he is fled out of the land for Absalom.

    To be so loved and then so despised years later for several acts performed that changed people’s view of King David! I would pray that I would never be put in this position with my past decisions as leadership. I pray that I would continually make good decisions and keep a holy and meek spirit. I pray this for all of our leadership.

    35 I am this day fourscore years old: and can I discern between good and evil? can thy servant taste what I eat or what I drink? can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women? wherefore then should thy servant be yet a burden unto my lord the king?

  33. 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.

    The experience of mourning and victory at the same time must of been the worst and greatest times that David had to go through and still be brave and stand up for what he believes in. He was a man of respect and made sure that those who needed to be recognized for supporting him throughout the tough times was done.

  34. As all the people heard of the king’s deep grief for his son, the joy of that day’s victory was turned into deep sadness.
    2 Samuel 19:2 NLT

    David’s reactions effected the entire nation. Never forget as leaders, all eyes are on you and you have the power to determine what level of success will come of your actions.

  35. Grief can sometimes feel overwhelming. In this case David was so consumed by grief that it was detrimental to the whole country. During this time of loss he had a friend who helped him by reminding him of his other duties. It doesn’t talk much about the friend when David changed what he was doing, but I don’t think his friend left him. When those around us are grieving we must be that friend that sticks close and helps the one stricken through their had time. Maybe we can lend a hand or remind of an important task. The thing is, we can’t just leave Our friends to be consumed by grief.

  36. 7Now go out there and congratulate your troops, for I swear by the LORD that if you don’t go out, not a single one of them will remain here tonight. Then you will be worse off than ever before.”

    Yes, we can mourn for our loved ones, thats ok. No matter how bad a man he was, you will always mourn for your son/daughter. But at the same time acknowledge those who were threaten by Absalom. Give thanks to those who save your life. The people were ready to move on from Absalom, and want David as King.

  37. 2 Samuel Chapter 19
    14 And he bowed the heart of all the men of Judah, even as the heart of one man; so that they sent this word unto the king, Return thou, and all thy servants.
    The 14 verse of 2 Samuel Chapter 19 brings me the thought of Unity that is being silenced in America. As unity in Judah was as
    one man. Unity brings power as in Acts 2: unity was again produced as one voice. We see the results of it in the Tongues of fire on each head, the wind of the Holy Spirit, and the power released with the speaking of Tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. We in this body need to be united with Pastor Watts vision from God, Marching in step with the vision given and responding in one voice. Then Jesus will further bless us as we obey Jesus.

  38. Then Joab went to the king’s room and said to him, “We saved your life today and the lives of your sons, your daughters, and your wives and concubines. Yet you act like this, making us feel ashamed of ourselves. You seem to love those who hate you and hate those who love you. You have made it clear today that your commanders and troops mean nothing to you. It seems that if Absalom had lived and all of us had died, you would be pleased. Now go out there and congratulate your troops, for I swear by the Lord that if you don’t go out, not a single one of them will remain here tonight. Then you will be worse off than ever before.” So the king went out and took his seat at the town gate, and as the news spread throughout the town that he was there, everyone went to him. Meanwhile, the Israelites who had supported Absalom fled to their homes.
    2 Samuel 19:5‭-‬8 NLT
    https://bible.com/bible/116/2sa.19.5-8.NLT

    David was not wrong for grieving. I believe he was grieving the whole situation, not just his son. But Joab contributed the king and spoke to him in a way sometimes we all need. When is time to take care of business we need someone who can help light a fire under us a push us too where we need to be. David would have lost a large part of his kingdom of joab hadn’t addressed him

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