2 samuel 20a joab murders his cousinPresentation Transcript
Gospel Baptist Tabernacle
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Children’s Church taught
by Paul and Marsha Davis
September 15, 2013
David has crossed the
Jordan as he returns to
Jerusalem, and he and all
the people are at Gilgal.
Who had the most
right to be close to
2 Samuel 20 1 And there happened to be there a
man of Belial (worthless, wicked, ungodly), whose
name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite:
and he blew a trumpet, and said, We have no part
in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of
Jesse: every man to his tents, O Israel.
If they couldn’t have David to themselves, they
wouldn’t have him at all.
Leviticus 26 (NIV) 14 "'But if you will not listen to
Me and carry out all these commands, 15 and if you
reject My decrees and abhor My laws and fail to
carry out all My commands and so violate My
covenant, 16 then I will do this to you: I will bring
upon you sudden terror, wasting diseases and fever
that will destroy your sight and drain away your
life. You will plant seed in vain, because your
enemies will eat it.
17 I will set My face against you so that you will be
defeated by your enemies; those who hate you will
rule over you, and you will flee even when no one
is pursuing you. 18 "'If after all this you will not
listen to Me, I will punish you for your sins seven
times over. 19 I will break down your stubborn pride
and make the sky above you like iron and the
ground beneath you like bronze. 20 Your strength
will be spent in vain, because your soil will not
yield its crops, nor will the trees of the land yield
Pride is sin, and it causes other sins.
God hates pride, and we must
hate it in ourselves.
Stubborn pride caused the rebellion of
Sheba against David,
And stubborn pride causes us to rebel
against our Lord, His Word and Spirit.
2 So every man of Israel
went up from after David,
and followed Sheba the son
of Bichri: but the men of
Judah clave unto their king,
from Jordan even to
The northern tribes had a
long walk for nothing.
3 And David came to his
house at Jerusalem; and the
king took the ten women his
concubines, whom he had
left to keep the house, and
put them in ward, and fed
them, but went not in unto
them. So they were shut up
unto the day of their death,
living in widowhood.
4 Then said the king to Amasa, Assemble me the
men of Judah within three days, and be thou here
present. 5 So Amasa went to assemble the men of
Judah: but he tarried longer than the set time which
David had appointed him.
Amasa is David’s new general of the army, and he
is not off to a good start.
Joab defeated Amasa during Absalom’s revolt.
Now, he’s late.
6 And David said to Abishai, Now shall Sheba the
son of Bichri do us more harm than did Absalom:
take thou thy lord's servants (David’s personal
troops), and pursue after him, lest he get him
fenced cities, and escape us. 7 And there went out
after him Joab's men, and the Cherethites, and the
Pelethites, and all the mighty men: and they went
out of Jerusalem, to pursue after Sheba the son of
2 Samuel 20:8 (TLB) As
they arrived at the great stone
in Gibeon, they came face to
face with Amasa. Joab was
wearing his uniform with a
dagger strapped to his side.
As he stepped forward to
greet Amasa, he stealthily
slipped the dagger from its
9 And Joab said to Amasa, Art
thou in health, my brother? And
Joab took Amasa by the beard
with the right hand to kiss him.
10 But Amasa took no heed to the
sword that was in Joab's hand: so
he smote him therewith in the
fifth rib, and shed out his bowels
to the ground, and struck him not
again; and he died. So Joab and
Abishai his brother pursued after
Sheba the son of Bichri.
Joab, Abishai, and Amasa are all David’s nephews.
First David’s son Absalom murdered Amnon, who
had raped Absalom’s sister.
Now Joab has murdered his cousin Amasa.
God said it would be like this.
Then Absalom led a revolt, and Joab killed him.
2 Samuel 12 (NIV) 9 Why did you despise the
Word of the LORD by doing what is evil in His
eyes? You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the
sword and took his wife to be your own. You killed
him with the sword of the Ammonites. 10 Now,
therefore, the sword will never depart from
your house, because you despised Me and
took the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your
David’s troubles all go back to this day.
So often people experience trouble and loss,
but they never relate it to their sins.
Just bad luck
But there’s no such thing as luck for
a child of God.
We are either being blessed as we live
life God’s Way, or getting into trouble as
we walk in our own way.
Proverbs 1 29 For that they hated knowledge, and
did not choose the fear of the LORD: 30 They
would none of My Counsel: they despised all My
Reproof. 31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of
their own way, and be filled with their own
We all do what we really want to do.
We either choose to follow the Lord and live life
His Way – according to His Word.
Or we choose to go our own way, fulfilling our
own selfish desires.
Make the only right choice.
Word of God. Willingly submit
to His Holy Spirit.
God will produce in us the fruit of His Spirit,
which is the character of God.