2 Samuel Chapter 20 – Chronological

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2 Samuel 20

And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet, and said, We have no part in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to his tents, O Israel.

So every man of Israel went up from after David, and followed Sheba the son of Bichri: but the men of Judah clave unto their king, from Jordan even to Jerusalem.

And David came to his house at Jerusalem; and the king took the ten women his concubines, whom he had left to keep the house, and put them in ward, and fed them, but went not in unto them. So they were shut up unto the day of their death, living in widowhood.

Then said the king to Amasa, Assemble me the men of Judah within three days, and be thou here present.

So Amasa went to assemble the men of Judah: but he tarried longer than the set time which he had appointed him.

And David said to Abishai, Now shall Sheba the son of Bichri do us more harm than did Absalom: take thou thy lord’s servants, and pursue after him, lest he get him fenced cities, and escape us.

And there went out after him Joab’s men, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, and all the mighty men: and they went out of Jerusalem, to pursue after Sheba the son of Bichri.

When they were at the great stone which is in Gibeon, Amasa went before them. And Joab’s garment that he had put on was girded unto him, and upon it a girdle with a sword fastened upon his loins in the sheath thereof; and as he went forth it fell out.

And Joab said to Amasa, Art thou in health, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him.

10 But Amasa took no heed to the sword that was in Joab’s hand: so he smote him therewith in the fifth rib, and shed out his bowels to the ground, and struck him not again; and he died. So Joab and Abishai his brother pursued after Sheba the son of Bichri.

11 And one of Joab’s men stood by him, and said, He that favoureth Joab, and he that is for David, let him go after Joab.

12 And Amasa wallowed in blood in the midst of the highway. And when the man saw that all the people stood still, he removed Amasa out of the highway into the field, and cast a cloth upon him, when he saw that every one that came by him stood still.

13 When he was removed out of the highway, all the people went on after Joab, to pursue after Sheba the son of Bichri.

14 And he went through all the tribes of Israel unto Abel, and to Bethmaachah, and all the Berites: and they were gathered together, and went also after him.

15 And they came and besieged him in Abel of Bethmaachah, and they cast up a bank against the city, and it stood in the trench: and all the people that were with Joab battered the wall, to throw it down.

16 Then cried a wise woman out of the city, Hear, hear; say, I pray you, unto Joab, Come near hither, that I may speak with thee.

17 And when he was come near unto her, the woman said, Art thou Joab? And he answered, I am he. Then she said unto him, Hear the words of thine handmaid. And he answered, I do hear.

18 Then she spake, saying, They were wont to speak in old time, saying, They shall surely ask counsel at Abel: and so they ended the matter.

19 I am one of them that are peaceable and faithful in Israel: thou seekest to destroy a city and a mother in Israel: why wilt thou swallow up the inheritance of the Lord?

20 And Joab answered and said, Far be it, far be it from me, that I should swallow up or destroy.

21 The matter is not so: but a man of mount Ephraim, Sheba the son of Bichri by name, hath lifted up his hand against the king, even against David: deliver him only, and I will depart from the city. And the woman said unto Joab, Behold, his head shall be thrown to thee over the wall.

22 Then the woman went unto all the people in her wisdom. And they cut off the head of Sheba the son of Bichri, and cast it out to Joab. And he blew a trumpet, and they retired from the city, every man to his tent. And Joab returned to Jerusalem unto the king.

23 Now Joab was over all the host of Israel: and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and over the Pelethites:

24 And Adoram was over the tribute: and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder:

25 And Sheva was scribe: and Zadok and Abiathar were the priests:

26 And Ira also the Jairite was a chief ruler about David.

50 thoughts on “2 Samuel Chapter 20 – Chronological

  1. 1. Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet, and said, We have no part in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to his tents, O Israel.
    21. And the woman said unto Joab, Behold, his head shall be thrown to thee over the wall.

    Sheba did not respect the office of King, which was held by David. Sheba had influenced a rebellion by pointing out that David had humble beginings because he was the son of Jesse. Sheba, also had a false sense of security when he was in the city walls. What can be learned here is, that when God’s annointed is our leader we must not look at the station they held prior to leadership. Moreover we should focus our loyality with a leader that is fulfilling the word of the Lord.

  2. A couple of things in this chapter this morning. At the very beginning we see how easily people can be lead astray by a worthless troublemaker. We must be alert and aware of who we are following. Romans 16:17 CEV says “My friends, I beg you to watch out for anyone who causes trouble and divides the church by refusing to do what all of you were taught. Stay away from them!”

    The middle of the chapter reveals a very wise women who spoke up and literally saved an entire city. We read how this women spoke very wisely to all the people of the city. Yes, she was very courageous for speaking up; but, she was also very astute in the way she approached the situation and the manner in which she spoke. Ephesians 6:19 AMP says “And pray for me, that words may be given to me when I open my mouth, to proclaim boldly the mystery of the good news [of salvation],”.

    The end of the chapter names the people (officials) on David’s staff. It is very important to have a place in which we can serve. Colossians 3:22-24 says “Servants, in everything obey those who are your masters on earth, not only with external service, as those who merely please people, but with sincerity of heart because of your fear of the Lord. Whatever you do [whatever your task may be], work from the soul [that is, put in your very best effort], as [something done] for the Lord and not for men, knowing [with all certainty] that it is from the Lord [not from men] that you will receive the inheritance which is your [greatest] reward. It is the Lord Christ whom you [actually] serve.”

  3. 2 Sam. 20:2 [ amp] So all men of Israel with- drew from David and followed Shenba son of Bichri, but the men of Judah stayed faithfully with their king, from the Jordan to Jerusalem.
    Judah, [ Praise] We also need to do the same with Our King Jesus.
    Deut. 13: 4 [ amp] You shall walk after the Lord your God and [ reverently] fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice, and you shall serve Him and cling to Him.
    Live Jesus, Give Jesus.

  4. 22 Then the woman went unto all the people in her wisdom. And they cut off the head of Sheba the son of Bichri, and cast it out to Joab. And he blew a trumpet, and they retired from the city, every man to his tent. And Joab returned to Jerusalem unto the king.

    Wisdom says get rid of the one bad apple before it destroys the whole barrel. They would have lost a whole lot more if they hadn’t sacrificed the one.

    Don’t let one loss beat you twice.

  5. 2 Samuel 20

    1 And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet, and said, We have no part in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to his tents, O Israel.

    2 So every man of Israel went up from after David, and followed Sheba the son of Bichri: but the men of Judah clave unto their king, from Jordan even to Jerusalem.

    3 And David came to his house at Jerusalem; and the king took the ten women his concubines, whom he had left to keep the house, and put them in ward, and fed them, but went not in unto them. So they were shut up unto the day of their death, living in widowhood.

    4 Then said the king to Amasa, Assemble me the men of Judah within three days, and be thou here present.

    5 So Amasa went to assemble the men of Judah: but he tarried longer than the set time which he had appointed him.

    6 And David said to Abishai, Now shall Sheba the son of Bichri do us more harm than did Absalom: take thou thy lord’s servants, and pursue after him, lest he get him fenced cities, and escape us.

  6. 17 And when he was come near unto her, the woman said, Art thou Joab? And he answered, I am he. Then she said unto him, Hear the words of thine handmaid. And he answered, I do hear.
    18 Then she spake, saying, They were wont to speak in old time, saying, They shall surely ask counsel at Abel: and so they ended the matter.
    19 I am one of them that are peaceable and faithful in Israel: thou seekest to destroy a city and a mother in Israel: why wilt thou swallow up the inheritance of the Lord?
    20 And Joab answered and said, Far be it, far be it from me, that I should swallow up or destroy.

    While Joab’s fearlessness made him unstoppable on the battlefield, it proved to be his downfall in times of peace. I remember first reading about joab and I could not decide whether or not I liked him because he seemed to do a great job when leading the army but did so many other things behind the Kings back. Ultimately it led to his execution when Solomon stepped into the kings position.

  7. 16 Then cried a wise woman out of the city, Hear, hear; say, I pray you, unto Joab, Come near hither, that I may speak with thee.
    17 And when he was come near unto her, the woman said, Art thou Joab? And he answered, I am he. Then she said unto him, Hear the words of thine handmaid. And he answered, I do hear.

    I am grateful that we can go straight to GOD in a situation!!! We ARE BLESSED to have great leadership

  8. 20 And Joab answered and said, Far be it, far be it from me, that I should swallow up or destroy.

    21 The matter is not so: but a man of mount Ephraim, Sheba the son of Bichri by name, hath lifted up his hand against the king, even against David: deliver him only, and I will depart from the city. And the woman said unto Joab, Behold, his head shall be thrown to thee over the wall.

    22 Then the woman went unto all the people in her wisdom. And they cut off the head of Sheba the son of Bichri, and cast it out to Joab. And he blew a trumpet, and they retired from the city, every man to his tent. And Joab returned to Jerusalem unto the king.

    A very vital lesson throughout this chapter that was being portrayed. Anytime that you want to deceive and cause chaos in the midst of a group of people, you had better be ready to suffer the consequences of your actions. There is going to be those that will defend the truth and call your bluff on the circumstances. We find that Joab went to great lengths to bring Sheba back or make sure he paid for what he had done.

    That is the environment we are living in today, we have to be watchful for those that will try to deceive us, even in the church. There are many that will rise up against the man of God and those that support him to bring chaos to the church. The scripture tells us not to touch the anointed of God. We have to defend the truth of God and our man of God at all cost so that deception and chaos is cut off. In this last day we have a choice to make: either we will choose the kingdom and protect the gospel or we will be caught up in the deception of the world and leave the protection of God. This is a life eternal choice on where we end up when we leave this earth. As for me and my house we are going to serve the Lord.

  9. 6 And David said to Abishai, Now shall Sheba the son of Bichri do us more harm than did Absalom: take thou thy lord’s servants, and pursue after him, lest he get him fenced cities, and escape us.

    Sheba tried to take advantage of the situation that Israel was currently in but David in a spirit of discernment saw right through this tactic. Sheba sounded the trumpet and told everyone to go to their tents.

    Division and rebellion will present opportunity for the enemy to influence people to try to move out of their place and trump authority this cannot be so. The anointing flows down it is important to stay in place and become covered. If somethings goes wrong you are covered.

    David shows us that it is important to war against the spirits of division and rebellion as soon as it is identified lest it secretly builds up in others and become a mighty stronghold.

    I declare and decree peace, unity, and humility over every person and in every home of The Pentecostals of Fort Worth. Let us move forward together into REVIVAL!

  10. 21 The matter is not so: but a man of mount Ephraim, Sheba the son of Bichri by name, hath lifted up his hand against the king, even against David: deliver him only, and I will depart from the city. And the woman said unto Joab, Behold, his head shall be thrown to thee over the wall.

    This situation occurred a lot through life for the fall or one person many other suffer. Thank God this time Ended it like it was supposed to end, I think God for mighty man of wisdom. We need to pray for our country leaders and our church leaders, Pray for wisdom on their life.

    A.L.M.A.S.

  11. LIVE – GIVE JESUS
    THE DREADFUL END OF SELF PROMOTION

    1 And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet, and said, We have no part in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to his tents, O Israel.
    2 So every man of Israel went up from after David, and followed Sheba the son of Bichri: but the men of Judah clave unto their king, from Jordan even to Jerusalem.

    Sheba believed the deceptive lie from the seed of rebellion of Absalom. His words, “we have no part in David” have been echoed in one form or another for centuries and now in 2020 sound like, the Pastor doesn’t care about me, I will go somewhere else. Sadly and unfortunately I witnessed this lie and deception play our over the 17 plus years of The POFW. As of today, I cannot recall one occasion that has been productive or turned out well. We may not see the deadly end of life as with Sheba, but there has been some unfortunate spiritual decline or death. We are wise to remain in submission and pray for direction and release if or when we feel led to change our allegiance or location.

    However, notice where the allegiance to the King is found once again.

    JUDAH = PRAISE

    vs. 2…but the men of Judah clave unto their king, from Jordan even to Jerusalem.

    PRAISERS stay close to their KING = JESUS and follower their Leader; Pastors into battle. SELF PROMOTION cost 2 lives in this setting, however PRAISERS remained close to their LEADER.

    The choice is ours. STAYING POSITIVE IN A NEGATIVE WORLD.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iLive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  12. Rebellion never took anyone to a good place. Here you have Sheba de son of Bichri, rebelling against David. He prefers to run than to respect the authority that God has placed over his head, and finishes loosing his head. I often has wondered who the wise woman is. If it wasn’t for her the city would of lost their walls and their lives; but thanks to her negotiations the were safe. She wasn’t about to loose everything for the sake of a runaway rebel. How many things have we lost due to our unwillingness to submit??? I won’t lie, as a young person I lost a lot for I was proud! Pride had me bound pretty tight but God took me to a place where other things had me bound so I had to learn to seek help. Little by little my wall of pride came tumbling down. GOD SAVE ME FROM MY OWN SELF!! Taught me humility, taught me the blessing in submission, and taught me that all I need is in JESUS!!! Don’t lose your head, seek God’s guidance, and submit through obedience. Thank you JESUS for ALL you have done for me!!!

  13. iLove the Kingdom of Jesus
    Joab was fiercely loyal to David but he absolutely refused to be replaced by another commander of the army. This was not the first time Joab had refused to give up power nor would it be the last time. Joab was the nephew of King David and always did his best to serve the king, however he would not allow the king to demote him. It is sad to see such a loyal and wise commander continually take matters into his own hands and remove his competition through the shedding of innocent blood. One day this would catch up to him, but for now he remains the victorious captain of the host.

  14. 1 And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet, and said, We have no part in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to his tents, O Israel.
    2 So every man of Israel went up from after David, and followed Sheba the son of Bichri: but the men of Judah clave unto their king, from Jordan even to Jerusalem.

    Make sure you are listening to and following word of God. If you are following a leader make sure that leader is being led by God.

  15. 2Sa 20:16 Then cried a wise woman out of the city, Hear, hear; say, I pray you, unto Joab, Come near hither, that I may speak with thee.

    We find here a woman who used her voice wisely and saved her city from total destruction and chaos.

    As women of God we must choose wisely as well. We can light the fire or put the fire out, the choice is ours. If we align ourselves with God each day, we can go to bed at night knowing that whatever our accomplishments were each day, God guided us in those wise choices.

    If we don’t align ourselves each day with God, then we have to ask ourselves who are we serving? Are we doing our own thing? Whose counsel are we seeking?
    Proverbs very clearly gives us instruction of a “godly women.” Sometimes it seems overwhelming when we read about her. How can we ever compare? All God ever asks of us is to become like Him, His characteristics, His image. In striving daily to be like Christ, we will become the best Proverbs 31 woman we can be!

  16. 21 The matter is not so: but a man of mount Ephraim, Sheba the son of Bichri by name, hath lifted up his hand against the king, even against David: deliver him only, and I will depart from the city. And the woman said unto Joab, Behold, his head shall be thrown to thee over the wall.

    God’s anointed is always protected. We must learn to practice radical submission to the man of God. Be humble in all that we do because ultimately the goal is for everyone to see Jesus in us.

  17. “Then she spake, saying, They were wont to speak in old time, saying, They shall surely ask counsel at Abel: and so they ended the matter. I am one of them that are peaceable and faithful in Israel: thou seekest to destroy a city and a mother in Israel: why wilt thou swallow up the inheritance of the Lord?”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭20:18-19‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    This woman had wisdom that saved her city. God gives us wisdom when we ask. If there is a problem around you or a mater in which you need wisdom, just ask.

  18. 20:17 Joab went to talk to the woman.
    She asked him. She you Joab?
    Joab answered, “ yes I am”
    Then the woman said
    “ listen to me” Joab said “ I am listening.”

    ——-
    A wise woman.

    It’s not too late, let us repent and start fresh today.
    The intercession of a wise person, their wise discernment can change the direction of situations.
    Lets us bring to remembrance, digest and get a hold of ALL the word That has been given to us for the last several months and make up our minds that
    ( I) we will go forward …. digging and digging some more.
    Seeking God and being full of Gods Holy Spirit.
    I just don’t want to be wise.
    But I want to be wise and full of the Holy Ghost. In Jesus name.🙏
    Thank God this wise woman.
    I thank God for sister Watts , for she has helped me many times …
    I am thankful, but it’s time to RISE
    It’s time for Us(me)to step into something greater
    Not my will but yours be done.

  19. 2 So every man of Israel went up from after David, and followed Sheba the son of Bichri: but the men of Judah clave unto their king, from Jordan even to Jerusalem.

    They Clave Unto Their King
    No one , no relationships,friendships,family members and even enemies should be able to separate you from your relationship with the King. There is no struggle when you are totally in love with the Lover of your soul.

    The word cleave : to adhere firmly and closely or loyally and unwaveringly

    Simple . Cleave to God no matter what .

    Jesus Lover of My Soul
    Jesus, lover of my soul
    Jesus, I will never let You go
    You’ve taken me from the miry clay
    You’ve set my feet upon the rock
    Now I know

    [Chorus]
    I love You, I need You
    Though my world may fall, I’ll never let You go
    My Saviour, my closest friend
    I will worship You until the very end

  20. 6 And David said to Abishai, Now shall Sheba the son of Bichri do us more harm than did Absalom: take thou thy lord’s servants, and pursue after him, lest he get him fenced cities, and escape us.

    Sheba tried to take advantage of the situation that Israel was currently in but David in a spirit of discernment saw right through this tactic. Division and rebellion will present opportunity for the enemy to influence people to try to move out of their place and trump authority this cannot be so. The anointing flows down it is important to stay in place and become covered. If somethings goes wrong you are covered.

    David shows us that it is important to war against the spirits of division and rebellion as soon as it is identified lest it secretly builds up in others and become a mighty stronghold.

  21. 2 So every man of Israel went up from after David, and followed Sheba the son of Bichri: but the men of Judah clave unto their king, from Jordan even to Jerusalem.

    In our life many trials will arise after another for our good, till we reach the place where sin and sorrow are for ever done away. Just remember that the favour of God is all over you, so no matter what comes up, never give up, keep fighting, God has you in His hand. He will not let you go.

  22. I learned that a troublemaker name Sheba was doing something but someone was there who is seeing what Sheba was doing this this man was sounding a alarm to David then he said send some guards to follow Sheba

  23. 1 “There happened to be a troublemaker…” NLT

    I enjoyed how the the NLT put it, “there happened to be”. How many times in your life has there just happened to be something unfortunate happen. Pastor mentioned yesterday in the message, that we aren’t always going to understand God’s ways. There are going to be troublemakers, unfortunate events, and unforeseen hardships that we cannot allow to alter our faith.

    Don’t be overwhelmed by the happened to be’s and troublemakers, but rather Seek Jesus!

  24. 2 Samuel 20:1-2 (NLT)
    1) There happened to be a troublemaker there named Sheba son of Bicri, a man from the tribe of Benjamin. Sheba blew a ram’s horn and began to chant: Down with the dynasty of David! We have no interest in the son of Jesse. Come on, you men of Israel, back to your homes!
    2) So all the men of Israel deserted David and followed Sheba son of Bicri. But the men of Judah stayed with their king and escorted him from the Jordan to Jerusalem.

    “Who Will You Follow?”
    1 Cor. 11:1 says, “BE ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.”
    Phil. 3:17-19 says, “17) Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. 18) (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: 19) Whose end is destruction,…”

    In all the years of living for the Lord, I have seen it happen many times. A “troublemaker” comes into the church to try to lead many away from following the Pastor and the Truth of God’s Word.
    This is why we have to have a made up mind and say, “I’m going to stay with (KJV -they clave to) and follow Pastor as he follows the LORD.”
    Don’t be lead away by a “troublemaker” like Sheba, who’s end was destruction. (who’s head was cut off and thrown over the wall to Joab).

    Thank You Pastor for being a Good Shepherd over the flock of God of which he has made you an overseer!

  25. 18Then she continued, “There used to be a saying, ‘If you want to settle an argument, ask advice at the town of Abel.’ 19I am one who is peace loving and faithful in Israel. But you are destroying an important town in Israel. Why do you want to devour what belongs to the LORD?”

    We should ask ourselves the same thing, “why do we want to devour what belongs to the Lord”. When we hurts others, take advantage of others, have pride, don’t want to praise or worship, we are tearing down our relationship with God. Instead we should be looking to make it stronger, and build it up. So that the enemy can’t come in and easily tear it down or put division between you and God.

  26. 2 Samuel Chapter 20
    Verse22 B Joab. And he “Joab” blew a trumpet, and they retired from the city, every man to his tent. And Joab returned to Jerusalem unto the king.

    23 Now Joab was over all the host of Israel: and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and over the Pelethites:
    Joab was over the army’s of Israel. I see that in King David’s kingdom many were given work in the Kingdom. We have been given a place in POFW church to function in it. If faithful in our work all the assignments will be done in accordance the plan given we will have a functioning church. May we all walk with the High calling of our Lord and Christ.

  27. 9 And Joab said to Amasa, Art thou in health, my brother? And Joab took Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him.
    10 But Amasa took no heed to the sword that was in Joab’s hand: so he smote him therewith in the fifth rib, and shed out his bowels to the ground, and struck him not again; and he died. So Joab and Abishai his brother pursued after Sheba the son of Bichri.

    What a shame innocent blood was taken when Amasa and Joab were on the same side. This act of jealousy is not overlooked by God. There is always room for our talents without having to destroy one another to achieve our desired position.

  28. We must be careful who we let speak to us and tells what to do and where to go.
    This man guy up and told thousands to leave the king and they followed even though that was not the will on God but the people followed a man who was not of God why? Maybe he had power or Money or the right look but he was still wrong. People can look right and act right but wrong is wrong.
    If God put a leader or pastor over you it was for a reason lets follow our pastor.

  29. 1And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet, and said, We have no part in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to his tents, O Israel.

    Be careful who you align yourself with because they may be plotting against you. The enemy’s plan is to try and take you down no matter what. With our focus on God, we can remain strong and vigilant. God will give us discernment of those who come into our life. He will let us know if they’re for our good or hurt. Continue to trust in God and he will direct your path.

  30. “Then David came to his house (palace) at Jerusalem, and the king took the ten women, his concubines whom he had left to take care of the house, and placed them under guard and provided for them, but did not go in to them. So they were confined, and lived as widows until the day of their death.”
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭20:3‬ ‭AMP‬‬
    The sad fate of David’s ten concubines is an example of how our sin often has horrible effects on others. They suffered because of Absalom’s sin – and David’s sin.

  31. 1 There happened to be a troublemaker there named Sheba son of Bicri, a man from the tribe of Benjamin. Sheba blew a ram’s horn and began to chant: “Down with the dynasty of David! We have no interest in the son of Jesse. Come on, you men of Israel, back to your homes!”
    2 Samuel 20:1 NLT

    No matter what or where we are we will always face someone who doesn’t like what we believe in our how we dress or just anything about us, and sometimes we may not know it. They will always try to take us down just like the troublemaker Sheba. If we push them aside and keep our mind and eyes up to the Lord you will always win the fight with your enemies. So as the children of God keep your eyes on him for he will give you signs, he will give us courage and strength, he will give us peace and victory.

  32. “There happened to be there a worthless and wicked man named Sheba the son of Bichri, a Benjamite. He blew a trumpet [to call Israel to revolt] and said, “We have no portion in David And no inheritance in the son of Jesse, Every man to his tents, O Israel!””
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭20:1‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    We have to be careful of who we allow to influence our decisions. Especially when their words go against a direct promise from God. God anointed David as king over Israel and Sheba’s message went directly against it. It may not make sense to us but we must stay submitted. Good will honor that

  33. 2 Samuel 20:16 Then cried a wise woman out of the city, hear, hear; say, I pray you, unto Joab, Comr near hither, that I may speak with thee.

    Wisdom is not confined to rank or sex it consists not in deep knowledge; but in understanding how to act as matters arise, that troubles may be turned away and benefits secured.

  34. “An evil man who always stirred up trouble happened to be in Gilgal. His name was Sheba, the son of Bicri. Sheba was from the tribe of Benjamin. He blew his trumpet. Then he shouted, “We don’t have any share in David’s kingdom! Jesse’s son is not our king! Men of Israel, every one of you go back home!””
    ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭20:1‬ ‭NIRV‬‬

    Lord, deliever us from rebellion.

    With God there is always order. And When someone is in defiance or resistance to the one in authority there will always be problems.

    “Keep us from falling into sin when we are tempted. Save us from the evil one.’”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:13‬ ‭NIRV‬‬

  35. 2Sa 20:21  The matter is not so: but a man of mount Ephraim, Sheba the son of Bichri by name, hath lifted up his hand against the king, even against David: deliver him only, and I will depart from the city. And the woman said unto Joab, Behold, his head shall be thrown to thee over the wall.
    2Sa 20:22  Then the woman went unto all the people in her wisdom. And they cut off the head of Sheba the son of Bichri, and cast it out to Joab. And he blew a trumpet, and they retired from the city, every man to his tent. And Joab returned to Jerusalem unto the king.

    Don’t mess with the anointed.
    A hand of protection was over David I believe it’s because he loved God so much and really chased Gods heart. When you show someone you love them you hive them your all that’s what Jesus did for us He gave his all. David is giving everything he can for the Lord and when there’s those times he’s troubled spiritually it’s what he’s brought on himself. Like with Bethsheba he later on couldn’t hardly fun twitch out his sin taunting and haunting him. But when he got down and really sought after God it really shows.

  36. 1 And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet, and said, We have no part in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to his tents, O Israel.
    2 So every man of Israel went up from after David, and followed Sheba the son of Bichri: but the men of Judah clave unto their king, from Jordan even to Jerusalem.

    There will always be people that will arise against God’s commandments. We must clave ourselves deeply in God, let our foundation be firm and not be shaken by the voices and directions of others, who’s desire are not God’s word. Let us be those that will not be moved by the surrounding situations and be known as God’s chosen people. Who will not be afraid to speak Jesus, live Jesus and give Jesus.

  37. That’s not my purpose. All I want is a man named Sheba son of Bicri from the hill country of Ephraim, who has revolted against King David. If you hand over this one man to me, I will leave the town in peace.” “All right,” the woman replied, “we will throw his head over the wall to you.” Then the woman went to all the people with her wise advice, and they cut off Sheba’s head and threw it out to Joab. So he blew the ram’s horn and called his troops back from the attack. They all returned to their homes, and Joab returned to the king at Jerusalem.
    2 Samuel 20:21‭-‬22 NLT

    In what or how do you use wisdom? We see this woman with wisdom that used influence to cast out the enemy.

  38. 23 Now Joab was over all the host of Israel: and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and over the Pelethites:

    Change can happen at any time. Follow God’s guidance and you too can get promoted and lifted up as what happened to Joab. But it also goes to show that you can be demoted at anything as well. Follow His lead and always pray for His will.

  39. 21 The matter is not so: but a man of mount Ephraim, Sheba the son of Bichri by name, hath lifted up his hand against the king, even against David: deliver him only, and I will depart from the city. And the woman said unto Joab, Behold, his head shall be thrown to thee over the wall.

    Sheba thought he was better than the king and wanted things his own way, but they didnt turn out to good for him. When we plan things our own way in life it never works out for the best in the long run, but if we let him have control, and live the way he wants us to live it will always turn out for our good.

  40. The knife

    22 Then the woman went unto all the people in her wisdom. And they cut off the head of Sheba the son of Bichri, and cast it out to Joab. And he blew a trumpet, and they retired from the city, every man to his tent. And Joab returned to Jerusalem unto the king.

    We have to make the hard choice to cut someone or something loose at times. This woman wouldn’t trade everything for this one bad apple. She said cut him out so that we can live. We must know how to use the knife in our walk with God. Sometimes the pastor has to use the knife but that is only when we don’t use it property ourselves.

  41. 1 And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet, and said, We have no part in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to his tents, O Israel.

    2 So every man of Israel went up from after David, and followed Sheba the son of Bichri: but the men of Judah clave unto their king, from Jordan even to Jerusalem.

    Lord let me not fall to this world. Be still in my heart that i any hold on to truth and clave onto the one true king. In Jesus name Amen!

  42. 1 And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet, and said, We have no part in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to his tents, O Israel.

    No matter how well you do or accomplish there will always be people that will be against you. You will stand up for the things of God and that will be reason enough to disavow you .

    We are not just called to know Him but also to suffer for this sake. Never let anything or anyone get in between your convictions and relationship with God.

  43. Then she continued, “There used to be a saying, ‘If you want to settle an argument, ask advice at the town of Abel.’ I am one who is peace loving and faithful in Israel. But you are destroying an important town in Israel. Why do you want to devour what belongs to the Lord ?”
    2 Samuel 20:18‭-‬19 NLT
    https://bible.com/bible/116/2sa.20.18-19.NLT

    Just because your on opposite sides doesn’t always mean you’re enemies.

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