11: The Reason for a Pitiful End

1 Kings 2:28-35

Reflection:
Solomon wanted Joab to be put to death because he took innocent lives like Abner and Amasa without the knowledge of David. When Adonijah wanted to take over David, he went over and supported him as well. Solomon made hard decisions that required wisdom and sound judgement. He was executing God’s judgement on Joab.

Application:
Joab is like the part of me that wants my own selfish desires, and I need to be wise like Solomon to identify it and put a stop to it by dying to it.

Prayer:
Dear Lord, help me to be like David to identify my selfish desires and put a stop to it whenever I come across them.

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