Darn women again! This time, the woman who was guarding Ishbosheth fell asleep, and his own men were able to murder him. And even through this great tragedy, David remains faithful to God and to Saul’s memory. Recab and Baanah thought they were doing the world a favor, but it cost them their lives because they went against God’s plan. This chapter is short, so I don’t have a lot to write about it, but I do want everyone to note the mention of Jonathan’s son, Mephibosheth. I think he will make an appearance soon, and we should remember who he belongs to. This is Saul’s oldest grandson we’re talking about here.
Writing prompt: loyalties
Where do your loyalties lie? Do you ask God, like David did, before making any moves, or do you often follow your own heart like Saul (and others we’ve been discussing in these past two chapters) because you “feel” what you’re doing is right? Write about a time when you acted on your own and felt like God either bailed you out later or left you to reap the consequences.