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2 Samuel 18.1-19.8 – A Sad Victory

This is the final battle that determines who is king. David’s men defeats Absalom and kills him contrary to David’s request and command. … all » While Joab may have been disobedient in this action he is still acting more like a king that David, who is passive. David finally receives the news about the death of Absalom and morns for his son. His morning actually hurts the troops and demoralizes Israel in the process. One will benefit from this narrative when one places it and the sad vistory with the emphasis on David’s guilt

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