Sep 15, 2018
Sometimes, it’s when things begin to look up that we find ourselves getting into trouble. We see what we believe to be the light at the end of the tunnel, only to discover that it’s actually an oncoming train. In 2 Samuel 4, a relatively short chapter, we get an important insight into the potential train wreck that that seems to be headed David’s way. Ever since the death of Saul, things have not gone well. When David should have been experiencing great relief and extreme joy over his anointing as the king over Israel, he found himself facing stiff competition for the crown. And he tried to take matters into his own hands, making plans and alliances that only made matters worse. After years of learning to lean on God for provision and protection, David seems to have suddenly decided to do things his way. And in doing so, he only made things more difficult for himself and those around him.