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Devotionary is a new podcast that is designed to make the Bible accessible and applicable to everyday life. It combines the inspiration of a daily devotional and the insights of a commentary, but in language that is easy-to-understand. We will be working our way through the entire Bible offering a chapter-by-chapter overview of each book. The goal is to give you a solid understanding of the Bible’s overarching and unified message of redemption. We hope you enjoy.

Oct 12, 2018

Absalom had stolen the kingdom from his father and deemed himself king. But God had anointed David as the true king of Israel. Now, the conflict was going to come to a final and costly conclusion. Only one man would be standing when the battle was over. And, it doesn’t take a better man to guess that David would be the one sitting on the throne when the day was done. But, as we’ll see in 2 Samuel 18:1-18, his return to the throne would not be without cost. His son would die, along with 20,000 other Israelites. Innocent men would give their lives in a senseless and needless civil war that could be linked all the way back to David’s indiscretion with Bathsheba. And the very fact that his son had been around to lead a coup against him was David’s fault. He had brought all of this on himself. But God, ever faithful, had stepped in and cleaned up David’s mess, restoring him to the throne, but not without the great loss of life.