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2 Samuel 18:1-19:10

I am an observer of human behavior and I am always looking at patterns that cross cultural, ethnicities and “tribes.” One hundred percent, of the time, we grieve differently but the emotions, feelings and intent that fuels the grief is the same. Usually or grief is not about the physical death of the person, but of missed opportunities. When someone dies because of their own bad choices usually the deceased loved ones: mother, father, possibly siblings, aunts, and uncles, usually grieve inconsolably over missed opportunities to provide direction and correction and guidance. David grief was rooted in regret and guilt. Think about it. Our decisions, my decisions

I’m going to look at Joab and David from a different perspective than Mike.. As per scripture, our righteousness is not based on our behavior it is based on the righteousness of Jesus Christ. And our acceptance of that righteousness, Jesus Christ, is based on the condition of our heart, whether we accept what Jesus has done for us or not. For the Old Testament saints and ain’ts, it would be their acceptance of the One Who is To Come in the fullness of time. According to God, David had a “right” heart; however, Joab did not which we shall see in the readings to come. As per the commentary on the BibleOnRadio.Com for today’s reading, David was operating out of Love with no Justice toward Absalom, and Joab operated out of Justice with no Love. In my opinion, both were out of Balance.

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; mercy and loving-kindness and truth go before Your face. (Psalms 89:14 AMP

Grace and Peace,
Ramona

True I like that and your wisdom Ramona:
June 1,22 2 Sam 18:1-19:10
Wanted love without justice
Cross brought love and justice satisfied
Saul/Absolom monuments -Do we really remember them?

Before u run. Be sure right person to deliver the msg.

I agree w/ Joab- Yes - Absolom was David's son. But David forgot why he was fighting so hard. He was King, was he not? The Kingdom and the people were in jeopardy. You can't hate one's that love u and love the ones who hate. (And I will add a step in my notes..unless u have a Jesus conscience heart) only God can change a heart..only the Lord can love this evil corrupt world and His spirit change the minds and hearts of people) anyway ..it reminds me of a conversation of a former employer..there seems to be an imbalance of good and evil where good is perceived as evil and evil is perceived as good.

Peter and John on the run.
They needed a meeting w/ the Living Christ. Mary changed from a mourner to
A missionary. Faith- Lord deals w/ our doubts and unbelief.

June 1st.22
John 20:1-31
Both times, Jesus came-stated "Peace, be with you.
What does that mean to the believer?
What did it mean to the disciples?
They were scared-locked behind a closed door--meeting in secret. The Lord said, have peace and He sent a "comforter" to them-the Holy Spirit. I winder what it was like to be w/o the Spirit living freely in them? Hmm.

Psalms 119(completed today) wow!!
Vs: 153-176
When the enemy accuses you-let the Word of God affirm u. Have joy in your heart-love Lord more than $$. Put Him 1st.

Proverbs 16:14-15
To me this reflects what Joab was hoping for David--he (Joab) didn't want sorrow and remorse-vs 14 The anger of the king is a deadly threat; the wise try to appease it(Joab in this instance was acting or consoling as the wise) vs15 When the King smiles (or in this instance-greets others at the hill) there is life; his favor refreshes like a spring rain.

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