Wednesday, November 20, 2019
||Try to visualize the situation. Absalom--since Amnon's death heir to the throne--was in exile, and had been absent about three years. David was both father and king. His heart yearned for Absalom; his sense of justice held him inactive. How did Joab seek to break the impasse?
||In verse z4 the woman, whom Joab had sent to David, applies her parable to God, declaring that He does not take away life, but devises means to restore the sinner. The woman may be alluding here to David's own case, but her words shine with new depths of meaning in the light of the gospel. Work this out with the help of such verses as Ezk. 33:11.
||Joab's ruse was only partially successful (verse 24). Why was this?
Questions are from the Search The Scriptures: A Three Year Bible Study Course
by The Inter-Varsity Fellowship
English Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV® Copyright© 1973,
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