2 Samuel 20
2 Samuel 20
Shawn Bumpers / General
Joab is not a good guy.
Beliy-ya-al – without the yoke of heaven
This was Amasa’s first assignment as commander of the army.
Abishai quickly assembled the army of Judah and headed north to stop Sheba.
Joab was with them.
The army was shocked.
2 Samuel 20:14 LEB
(He had passed through all the tribes of Israel to Abel and Beth Maacah; now all of the Berites had been treated badly, so they also followed after him.)
Abel of Beth Maachah.
But an intervention occurred.
Deuteronomy 20:10–11 NKJV
“When you go near a city to fight against it, then proclaim an offer of peace to it. And it shall be that if they accept your offer of peace, and open to you, then all the people who are found in it shall be placed under tribute to you, and serve you.
This wise woman was able to intervene and save her city.
Joab sounded the shofar to signal the end of the siege and they all returned home.
1 Kings 2:6 NKJV
Therefore do according to your wisdom, and do not let his gray hair go down to the grave in peace.
2 Samuel 3:38–39 NKJV
Then the king said to his servants, “Do you not know that a prince and a great man has fallen this day in Israel? And I am weak today, though anointed king; and these men, the sons of Zeruiah, are too harsh for me. The Lord shall repay the evildoer according to his wickedness.”