David Faces More Rebellion

Text: II Samuel 19:40-20:26
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: October 24, 2010

Isn’t it so often the case that when you finally get over one big problem another trouble emerges?

David, shortly after Absalom’s rebellion fails, then faces the revolt of Sheba, who leads the ten northern tribes to secede from his kingdom.

David also faces insubordination in his own ranks as General Joab responds to his demotion by assassinating his replacement.

Yet the kingdom survive by God’s grace.

In the same way God’s new covenant people in the church deal with failed leaders and sinful divisions.

Yet Christ preserves His church (Mt. 16:18).

In the midst of these struggles and divisions in Israel, our text reminds us of biblical principles of peacemaking – particularly through a wise woman in the city of Abel.

We also are reminded of Christ Who brings peace and preserves His church.

Posted on October 24th, 2010 | Permalink