“We will certainly die and be like water poured out on the ground, which can’t be recovered. But God would not take away a life; He would devise plans so that the one banished from Him does not remain banished.” – 2 Samuel 14:14 HCSB
Context: Joab put a wise old woman up to persuading David to welcome banished Absalom back. His intended goal was reconciliation and joy. He referred to common wisdom in Israel that David knew.
A. We are not going to live forever.
B. God doesn’t delight in the death of the wicked.
C. God plans and purposes to reconcile & redeem us to Himself.
Do you feel distant from God? Look for the ways the Lord is working through others to reconcile you to Himself and to make you right.
Does someone you know seem banished? Look for ways to connect them to Jesus’ redeeming power. Don’t give up. If what you are doing isn’t working, try something else … but by all means pray fir the person & for yourself.
A friend and I reaching out to a fellow from a Muslim background.