II Samuel 19-20
Unfortunately, the sin of David has led to disarray in the kingdom. His lack of character has placed a seed of discontent in the land and rebellion seems to be the order of the day. David has men that are very loyal to him like Joab, Abishai, Beniah, and others. These men stick with David no matter what happens. Do you have such a group of friends? Notice that Joab helps David snap out of his mourning for Absalom to congratulate the army that helped to secure the throne for David. Do you have close friends who can tell you where you are wrong? We do not need friends that are enablers as much as we need friends that will keep us accountable and form deep relationships with them.
Tomorrow’s reading: II Samuel 21-24