I read the whole chapter this morning, but it was hard getting past the first two verses.
Now there happened to be there a worthless man, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjaminite. And he blew the trumpet and said, "We have no portion in David, and we have no inheritance in the son of Jesse; every man to his tents, O Israel!" So all the men of Israel withdrew from David and followed Sheba the son of Bichri. But the men of Judah followed their king steadfastly from the Jordan to Jerusalem.
There are two kinds of people in these verses.
The worthless kind. His legacy is getting people to stop following David. His life didn't end well. How would you like to be known as the worthless person? The one who influences people to not follow the Lord Jesus by your words and your behavior?
Then there are the men of Judah. I love them! They followed their king steadfastly! Ohhhh! This is where I want to be! To follow steadfastly!
Two kinds of people. This reminded me of Timothy's description.
Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work. So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. 2 Timothy 2:20 22
We are having a wonderful time in Omaha. Thanks for praying. We have two more days to encouraged the children to follow Jesus. I had a lovely time with the ladies yesterday. Here are some of them.
More than anything I would like to encourage you in your walk with God!