Read: 2 Samuel 16:15-23, chapters 17 & 18 and 19:1-4

This is my fear.  My children growing up not walking with the Lord.

The Daily Bible doesn’t give commentary for today’s reading, but it’s a continuation of Absolom seeking to take the throne for himself and  killing his father, David, to do it.

How did this come to pass?  What did David do wrong as a parent?  Was Absalom just born to defy David and to want the throne for himself?  Possibly.  It is so hard to understand God’s plans…but through this trial, David turns only to God, above all else, as seen in yesterday’s reading in David’s prayer of desperation. (Psalm 3)

Poor David…a “man after God’s own heart.”  The epitome of a good Christian and yet after all he has been through, David’s greatest heartache is seen through the loss of his son.

“The king covered his face and cried out with a loud voice, ‘O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!'”   2 Samuel 19:4


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