Oct 19, 2018
You can surround yourself with successful people who appear to have their act together. But success is not a sign of wisdom. And we can see the truth of that statement in 2 Samuel 20:14-26, as we are introduced to a simple, yet wise woman. This unnamed individual will play a significant role in protecting the lives of the innocent and keeping powerful men from doing the ungodly and unthinkable. Joab was in the process of besieging a city in Israel where Sheba, the leader of yet another coup against David has sought shelter. Joab, like his boss, could be an impulsive man. And he didn’t always exhibit wisdom in his decision making. But we will see what happens when an obscure, yet wise woman, steps into a volatile and potentially deadly situation, defusing the tension and bringing about a God-honoring outcome. Wisdom really does work. And the wisdom that works best is that which comes from God.