Home stretch! Only a few days to go before we finish these two incredible books. Keep up the pace and continue to give your feedback. I have learned a ton from everybody's comments.
Today's reading is from 2 Samuel 20-21
Apparently we are not they only ones who can sense David's weakening leadership. Uprisings are becoming a common occurrence in David's kingdom these days. Luckily for David, he has Joab on his team. Joab is a faithful and fearless companion of David. I wonder if we have people like Joab in our lives. They love us for who we are and they seek to be there for us, not because it benefits them, but because they love us. I feel blessed to have some Joab types around my life: Shawn Allen, John Griffin, Robbie Cheuvront, and Todd Bates to name a few. These are guys who serve beside me, yet have my back. That breeds confidence in a leader.
What I love about this chapter is one thing: God cares about the outsiders! People often think that God doesn't love the outsiders. "If you are not Israel and not a Christian God doesn't love you" -- not according to this passage and many others. God cared for the Gibeonites and wanted their deaths avenged, He wanted justice served. Who are the outsiders in our world today that we believe with all certainty that God hates? Be reminded that He loves those people.
What stood out to you?