Oct 10, 2018
David was on the outside looking in. He had lost his kingdom to his own son. And now, he was living in self-imposed exile, watching and waiting to see what God was going to do about it all. He was unaware of just exactly what God had planned. But he was trying to trust God in spite of it all. These were dark days for the former king. The great warrior-king of Israel had lost his kingdom without a fight. Not a single battle had been fought. David had simply walked out and allowed his son, Absalom to walk in. And in 2 Samuel 17:1-14, we see that, while David was on the outside looking in, God was not. He was fully aware of all that was going on and, at the end of the day, He was in full control of all that had happened. God was not up in heaven wringing His hands with worry. He had not been caught off guard. Every single circumstance surrounding David’s life was under the sovereign control of Almighty God.