2 Samuel 4

David’s now on a rapid path to the throne of all Israel… His small bit and the larger portion still held by Saul’s son to a concubine. But David still will not play “game of thrones”. 

An assassin thinks he’s doing David a favour and kills the king, with the sad detail that the king’s infant child becomes lame in the escape. OK, it’s sounding quite GOT. 

We’ve been here before. Despairingly, David executes the assassin. It’s not how he operates, the assassin should have known that. He shows kingly respect to the remains of his opponent, bought to him as a trophy. 

No mention of God in this chapter, only the ethics that come from a godly character. as Willy Wonka said “so shines a good deed in a weary world”. Sort of.

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