● Joab- a son of Zeruiah, Commander of David's army ● Asahel- a son of Zeruiah, as fast as a gazelle ● Abner-Commander of Saul's army
● Joab and Abner decide to fight vs. 14 ● Asahel will not turn aside from chasing Abner vs. 18-22 ● Abner kills Asahel vs. 23
● Abner who killed Asahel, Joab’s brother, joins David vs. 10-21 ● Joab comes back from a raid and is told Abner was with David vs. 22-23 ● Joab rebukes David vs.24-25 ● Joab secretly send messengers to Abner vs. 26 ● Joab murders Abner for the blood of Asahel vs. 27
Joab held a grudge against Abner that led to terrible actions. We must forgive others if they repent. “Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him,”-Luke 17:3 Holding grudges will lead to eternal consequences
● Joab- Commander of David's army, killed Abner ● Absalom- David’s son, tried to overthrow David
David has an army, and they go to fight Absalom’s army. Vs. 1 David warns Joab and everyone not to harm Absalom. Vs. 5 Absalom get’s his head caught in a tree, and a man sees it and tells Joab. Vs. 10. Joab rebukes the man, but the man still refuses to kill Absalom so Joab kills Absalom himself. Vs. 11-14.
By Joab’s disobedience, he inspires disobedience in his young men as well. Whenever we sin, we not only sin ourselves, but we may cause others to follow our example and sin. We need to show integrity- doing the right thing when we think no one is looking. God always knows.
● Joab- Commander of David's army, killed Abner ● Amasa- David’s nephew, sided with Absalom by being commander ● Sheba- A worthless man who caused Israel to rebel against King David
David makes Amasa, his nephew, commander instead of Joab. Ch. 19:13 Sheba, who is a worthless man, blows a trumpet to gather people to rally against David. Vs. 1 David sends his new commander Amasa to get Sheba within a set time. Vs. 4 Amasa goes over the time. Vs 5 David sends Abishai after Sheba, and Joab’s men follow. Vs. 6-7 Joab murders Amasa. Vs. 8-10
Sheba flees to Beth-Maacah. Vs 14 Joab besieges the city. Vs 15 A wise woman speaks to Joab. Vs. 17-21 A agreement is reached. Vs. 21
Whenever someone hides, or assists, or approves of something evil, they are guilty as well. The world supports, homosexuals, abortions, fornication, and much more. Whenever we go along with the crowd by watching things we shouldn’t, we are approving of them. We as Christians need to be the examples we should be. We are the lights of the world.
Sheba flees to Beth-Maacah. Vs 14 Joab besieges the city. Vs 15 A wise woman speaks to Joab. Vs. 17-21 A agreement is reached. Vs. 21 The wisdom of this one woman saved her entire city. Vs. 22 Joab becomes commander of David’s army again. Vs. 23
David is dying, and he instructs Solomon on what to do. Vs.1-5 Joab is David’s nephew. 1 Chronicles 2:13-17 David tells Solomon to get rid of Joab “do not let his gray head go down to Sheol (the grave) in peace”. Vs. 6 David reminds Solomon that Joab killed two men, Abner, and Amasa, in a time of peace. Vs. 5
We need to distinguish between war and peace. When we are to fight, it is spiritually against evil things of the world. “Take up the full armor of God”-Eph 6:13 We need to be courageous, and teach other people the gospel. We need to also be peaceful, not against our brothers. We should not fight one another, unless something is contrary to God’s word. We should not fight over matters of judgment. We should teach others. Doing good things do not excuse doing bad things.
Hear – Romans 10:17 Believe – Mark 16:16, John 18:24 Repent – Luke, 13:3, Acts 2:38, 17:30 Confess –Matthew 10:32, Acts 8:3, Romans 10:10 Be Baptized – Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38, 1 Peter 3:21