Oct 8, 2018
Things were about to take a turn for the worse in David’s life. His son, Absalom had turned the people against him, and was poised to stage a coup that would wrest the kingdom from his hands. But rather than fight and bring civil war to the kingdom, David chose to vacate Jerusalem and allow his son to ascend to the throne. Second Samuel 15:13-37 reveals David’s somewhat depressing departure from the city, barefoot and with his head covered in mourning. He is having to walk away from his own capital, the city of David, relinquishing control to his rebellious son. It’s a sad day. And while David was deeply saddened by the chain of events that had led to his fall, he was not giving up. Even as bad as things appeared to be, he saw light at the end of the tunnel. He glimpsed a feint silver lining on the dark clouds hovering over his head. In spite of the dismal circumstances surrounding his life, he tried to keep his hope in the God who had anointed him king in the first place.