Today's Reading: 2 Samuel 16-18
Today's story marks the end of some of the most sad and worthless years during the reign of David.
With the kingdom torn between father, son and old king descendants, people are plotting, running, hiding, killing and starving all over the place. And to what end? Even when the enemy is defeated, the enemy is "us." In order to "win," a father must kill his son, someone saved must kill his savior, and friends deny friends. This is all worthless and extremely empty.
What is the lesson in all of this? Who can help me with this blog?
All this struggle for power and wealth, fame and fortune comes at too great a cost as far as I concerned. I could not imagine destroying anyone in my family for any reason.
I guess that is a blessing.
But is anyone else mourning today as they read this tale of the Davidic line? Are we all the recipients of these generational curses of greed, power-lust and vanity chasing?
God help us!