Bible in 90 Days Day 23 Using the SOAP Method
II Samuel 12: 11 - 31 to II Samuel 22: 1 - 18
12 God tells David He will raise an enemy from among his people and give his wives to his enemies before his face. David’s son died afer David had laid on his face for the child’s life.
13 Amnon raped his brother Absalom’s sister and after two years Absalom kills Amnon
14 Absalom brought back to David
15 Absalom stole the hears of the people away from his father, David and David had to flee from his son
16 Absalom disrespected his father by taking over the kingdom and by sleeping with his father’s concubines
17 Absalom begins to make preparations to go after and defeat David
18 David begins to set up his army and David and Absalom begin to war with one another
19 The people said David delivered them from their enemies but fled from Absalom
20 Some people of the tribe of Benjamin went from following David to following Sheba, the tribe of Judah continued to follow David
21 After three years of famine, David sought the Lord and war continued
22 David sang a song praising God after God delivered David from his enemies
The thing that stands out to me most in this set of passages is the fact that you do in deed reap what you so. David acted in a horrible manner, he saw a married woman, lusted after her, caused her husband to be killed and then married her. Those were terrible actions. Then David’s son Absalom put him on the run and made him fear his life. How different David’s life would have been had he not acted so with another man’s wife. We must be careful in how we act so that when we reap we are happy with the harvest instead of lost and forlorn.
Heavenly Father, I thank you, praise you and give you glory and honor. I thank you for being my Lord and Savior. Lord, please help me to be what I should be. Help me to act in a way brings honor to you and does not lead to me reaping bad things. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.