Sunday, April 28, 2013

Respect our warriors

Rom 13:7  Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

2 Sam 19:1  And it was told Joab, Behold, the king weepeth and mourneth for Absalom.
2 Sam 19:2  And the victory that day was turned into mourning unto all the people: for the people heard say that day how the king was grieved for his son.
2 Sam 19:3  And the people gat them by stealth that day into the city, as people being ashamed steal away when they flee in battle.
2 Sam 19:4  But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!
2 Sam 19:5  And Joab came into the house to the king, and said, Thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, which this day have saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy concubines;
2 Sam 19:6  In that thou lovest thine enemies, and hatest thy friends. For thou hast declared this day, that thou regardest neither princes nor servants: for this day I perceive, that if Absalom had lived, and all we had died this day, then it had pleased thee well.
2 Sam 19:7  Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak comfortably unto thy servants: for I swear by the LORD, if thou go not forth, there will not tarry one with thee this night: and that will be worse unto thee than all the evil that befell thee from thy youth until now.
2 Sam 19:8  Then the king arose, and sat in the gate. And they told unto all the people, saying, Behold, the king doth sit in the gate. And all the people came before the king: for Israel had fled every man to his tent.

David was the leader that his warriors fought and died for, but his heart was grieving over the loss of Absalom his son. Joab had to set him straight. His tears for the enemy were inappropriate.  A leader must show support for his warriors. Those who put their lives in danger for their country should be honored and respected. Often those who fight are betrayed by the leader who seems to care more for the enemy. If we support a friendly nation, then we should not send arms to their enemy. There are so many things that are not right. To be a leader you must do what is right. Many leaders of our nation have no truth anymore, it is all some alien idealogy in control. The truth is, there are spirits controlling the leaders, a good Holy Spirit, or a destructive demonic spirit. Oh, how we need leaders after God's own heart. David was after God's own heart and he could be corrected when he was wrong.

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