Oct 3, 2018
Minimizing our sins is almost a national pastime. We love to figure out ways to play up our strengths and ignore our moral and spiritual failings. We can even find ourselves overlooking the sins in the lives of others. Most likely, because we would prefer that we would extend us the same courtesy. But God cannot and will not overlook sin in the lives of His people. And that was going to be another painful lesson learned by King David. In 2 Samuel 14:1-17, David is going to allow himself to be unknowingly manipulated by Joab. This friend was so concerned with David’s despair over Absalom’s exile and so desperate to see David move on with his life, he concocted a plan to persuade David to absolve Absalom of all guilt. This well-intentioned friend would go against the revealed will of God and counsel David to do what he believed to be best, for his family and the kingdom. But Joab failed to remember that God takes sin seriously.