Tuesday, June 28, 2011

2nd Samuel

The biggest thing that I took away from 2nd Samuel is the only thing that made David great was that he always thirsted for God. In every situation he turned to God. Other than that, though, David was stupid. He was a very lustful man. His wanting of women almost ruined him completely.

We've all heard about his affair with Bathsheba. It resulted in her pregnancy and the caused the spiral of events that dug David into a hole. His fear of being found out for his discretion he ended up having her husband Uriah murdered "accidentally on purpose" by sending him out into battle where it was most fierce than having the other men back off, letting him fend for himself, resulting in his death. After Bathsheba mourned the death of her husband David took her for yet another wife. The child they bore together soon after birth.

You would think that he would have learned his lesson, right? No. But let's move on. I just want to quickly talk about Absalom (just because I find it humorous). This is what the Bible says:
"Now Absalom happened to meet David's men. He was riding his mule, and his mule went under the thick branches of a large oak. Absalom's head got caught in the tree. He was left hanging midair, while the mule he was riding kept on going."
-2nd Samuel 18:9 NIV

I actually laughed out loud reading this. You can't make these things up, people! I thought it was funny and worth mentioning....

And now I give you a little clip from Veggie Tales.