Welcome back. Today's reading is from 2 Samuel 18-19
This is a sad chapter. Absalom had what was coming to him; after all, he was outside of God's will. The fact still remains that he was David's son and this caused great distress for David. I felt bad for David as we get to in many watch him receive the news that his son has been killed. It didn't matter if his son was trying to take his throne, his love for Absalom outweighed his desire to be king. Also, I'm ticked off at Joab for taking things into his own hands instead of doing as David asked. I'm sure he has his coming soon.
Joab was a wise military leader, but terribly too big for his own pants. The way he talked to David in this passage may have been true, but it was completely inappropriate. David is still the LORD's anointed and he just lost his son. Joab is completely insensitive to this and tells David to snap out of it. The funny thing is: David does it. I see David the strong mighty warrior beginning to become a very passive type king. This is not the David we read of earlier. It is a little disappointing.
What were your thoughts?