May 21

You may make enemies by following Jesus
2Samuel 16-18 / Luke 23-24

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OT

16:5-7 As David and his party passed Bahurim, a man came out of the village cursing them. It was Shimei son of Gera, a member of Saul’s family. He threw stones at the king and the king’s officers and all the mighty warriors who surrounded them. “Get out of here, you murderer, you scoundrel!” he shouted at David.

NT

23:1-4 Then the entire council took Jesus over to Pilate, the Roman governor. They began at once to state their case: “This man has been leading our people to ruin by telling them not to pay their taxes to the Roman government and by claiming he is the Messiah, a king. “So Pilate asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus replied, “Yes, it is as you say.” Pilate turned to the leading priests and to the crowd and said, “I find nothing wrong with this man!”


OT Flash Points

David flees Absalom’s advance to Jerusalem
Hushai defeats Ahithophel’s advice
Grief overwhelms David over the death of Absalom

NT Flash Points

Promises made to David regarding the eternal heir of the Throne fulfilled


Perspective

When you determine to be “after God’s heart,” it may mean the tables strangely turn – your enemies become your advocates and those of your own family become your enemies

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