Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Thought For The Day

My Bible readings today took me to 2 Sam14:14. I could spend a lifetime meditating on the implications, the wonder and the grace wrapped up in this one verse! Wonderful.

"Like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But God does not take away life; instead, he devises ways so that a banished person may not remain estranged from him."

Have a great day.



Stuart said...

The context of this fairly mixed up isn't it:

Father (David) banishes son (Absalom) for murdering other son (Amnon) who the father did not punish for what he did to his sister (Tamar).
Sons friend (Joab) hires wise woman to talk son's way back into the court so he will still be the heir.
Son comes back, but is not allowed in court, so tries to undermine his father and starts a civil war.
The son is eventually killed by his friend who sides with the Father.

So was the wise woman right?

Simon Benham said...

Yes the context is very mixed up, as is any situation which gets messed up by sin. I read it that the wise woman's motivation was reconciliation, which is always the heart of God. So yes I think she was right :-)