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Sunrise on Temple Mount in Jerusalem; Back to Previous Devotion

April 12 - Morning

"Now Absalom happened to meet David’s men.
He was riding his mule, and as the mule went under
the thick branches of a large oak, Absalom’s hair
got caught in the tree. He was left hanging in midair, while the mule he was riding kept on going.
When one of the men saw what had happened,
he told Joab,

'I just saw Absalom hanging in an oak tree.'

Joab said to the man who had told him this,

'What! You saw him?
Why didn’t you strike him to the ground right there? Then I would have had to give you ten shekels of silver and a warrior’s belt.'

But the man replied,
'Even if a thousand shekels were weighed out into my hands, I would not lay a hand on the king’s son. In our hearing the king commanded you and Abishai and Ittai, "Protect the young man Absalom for my sake."
And if I had put my life in jeopardy—and nothing is hidden from the king—you would have kept
your distance from me.'

Joab said,
' I’m not going to wait like this for you.'

So he took three javelins in his hand and plunged
them into Absalom’s heart while Absalom was
still alive in the oak tree. And ten of Joab’s
armor-bearers surrounded Absalom,
struck him and killed him."

- Second Samuel 18:9-15

Sunset on the Sea of Galilee; Click to go to next devotion  
Absalom Is Killed by Joab and his Ten Armor-bearers, but Against David's Request    

Joab had enough of Absalom’s behavior and considered him very dangerous to David’s throne and the nation of Israel. Yet, David wanted Absalom’s life to be spared even after all the destruction and rebellion that Absalom had created over the last decade (murder of Amnon after two years of planning, 2 Sm. 13:23; three years in Geshur, 2 Sm. 13:38; two years waiting in Jerusalem to be brought back into the king’s court, 2 Sm. 14:28; and four years of conspiracy from within the king’s court,
2 Sm. 15:7).

Because of Absalom David and his court had to flee Jerusalem, they lost many men in battle and the entire nation, including the economy had been upset. Yet, while David was hiding in an “undisclosed location” for his own protection he asked his General Joab and the troops, “Be gentle with the young man Absalom for my sake.” (2 Samuel 18:5)

This request is an example of a king who is out of touch with reality. The entire kingdom of which David is responsible for has been rocked by Absalom’s rebellion. Many lives, careers, fortunes, homes, etc. have been lost including the nation’s stability as an international power! Yet, David is concerned about what? David says, “for my sake.” David is concerned at this moment of a civil war about himself. This is not about how David feels! And, this is not about saving the king’s son. This is about the leader of the nation eliminating a man who has threatened the security of everyone in the nation. For David to be in this state of mind is unprofessional. David is no longer mentally or emotionally qualified to be king. David is not worthy to be king if he cannot maintain his priorities.

Thus when Joab finds Absalom stuck in a tree he rebukes the soldier who obeyed David’s orders since this would only have prolonged the rebellion and led to the death of many other people. But, to prevent any one person being held responsible for the death the king’s son Joab has Absalom killed by a group of unnamed soldiers serving as his armor-bearers.

  Christian Quote from Church History

“Paul regarded the resurrection as an event in history supported by the strongest possible eyewitness testimony, including his own
(1 Corinthians 15:5-8).
For Paul, the historicity of the resurrection was a necessary condition for the truth of Christianity and the validity
of Christian belief.”

– Ronald H. Nash

Something to Ponder??

Thomas Aquinas’ monumental theological work, “Summa Theologica,” was completed in 1273. This masterpiece from the days
of the scholastic movement
in the Middle Ages distinguished the branches
of reason and revelation to unite the fields of
philosophy and theology.

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

Pala’ (Hb) - Marvel (Eng) – pala’ is the Hebrew word that means “to be marvelous,” “to be beyond one’s power to do,” “to be surpassing,” “wonderful acts,” and “to be extraordinary.”
Pala’ is used 70x in the Old Testament including 1x in Genesis in verse 18:14;
once in Joshua in 3:5; and, once in Zechariah in 8:6.


Egyptian inscriptions identify ancient sites along the Biblical exodus route. These inscriptions come from three Egyptian Pharaohs (1550-1200 BC) and match the route Moses led Israel during the Exodus from Egypt as recorded in the Bible
(Num 33).

Confession to Action   Facts and Information

I will separate my emotions from my ability to judge fairly.
I will evaluate circumstances by considering more than my own desires.
I will maintain priorities and guidelines that allow me to enjoy life yet live righteously and responsibly while I honorably fulfill the positions in life God has assigned to me.

  "The wicked are overthrown and are no more,
    but the house of the righteous stands firm."

- Provebs 12:7
Read the Bible in a Year; Bible Reading Program
Read one chapter each day to read through the narrative portion (or, the story line) of the whole Bible Genesis-Acts in one year. Read the General Text of the Bible Read the Complete Text of the Bible in a Year
Deuteronomy 33 Second Samuel 2 First Samuel 15-16
Prayer for Today
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Open doors for financial growth

An outpouring of the Holy Spirit


Photo of Jerusalem; Pictures of Israel Bible Map and Diagram
Herod's palace and the governmental buildings in Caesarea by the Mediterranean Sea. The hall where judgment hall. In the foreground is where Paul would have appeared before Festus, Felix and Agrippa in Acts 25:13-26:32

Details of the Jews flight to Egypt after Gedaliah was assaainated in Jeremiah 41-44 and 2 Kings 25:25-26 located on a map.

Details of the Jews flight to Egypt after Gedaliah was assaainated in Jeremiah 41-44 and 2 Kings 25:25-26 located on a map.

Herod's palace and the governmental buildings in Caesarea by the Mediterranean Sea. The judgment hall in the foreground
is where Paul would have appeared before
Festus, Felix and Agrippa in Acts 25:13-26:32.
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