In the midst of peace, there always seems to be someone who keeps confusion going. David had made grand overtures to show he was willing to begin a period of peace and reconciliation.
They were about to return to Jerusalem and right as they were turning to leave, Sheba incited a revolt against David, which caused the men of Israel to turn away from David. David swiftly responds to Sheba’s revolt. You see, peace is precious and when someone is threatening it, you cannot allow it to go unchecked.
Sheba unleashed rebellion unnecessarily and he paid a dear price for it. Peace is worth fighting for! When you run into attacks against the peace that God has promised, be like David and stand up to it. Don’t allow anything to take away what God has given you! This peace that you have, the world didn’t give it and the world can’t take it away!
Tomorrow’s Reading: 2 Samuel 22:1-23:23; Acts 2:1-47; Psalm 122:1-9; Proverbs 16:19-20