Bible verse and quote
by Jan Couns
David was weeping and lamenting over (the death of) Absalom. So the victory that day was turned into mourning for all the people (felt ashamed). 2 Samuel 19:1-3
Although sorrow can overwhelm, there are those who still depend on us.
Joab (to David) Today you have disgraced all your servants who today have saved your life (and family’s). Now therefore, arise, go out and speak comfort to your servants. .if you do not go out, not one will stay with you this night. 2 Samuel 19:5-7
If you want to get an idea across, wrap it up in a person or people (Perhaps with more tact than pragmatic, merciless Joab) . Ralph Bunche, 1904-
King David (ask Judah’s priest to) Speak to the elders ., saying, "Why are you the last to bring the king back to his house, since. You are my brethren, you are my bone and my flesh. 2 Samuel 19:11,12
May we take hold of our privilege and responsibility to prayerfully intercede for others, especially those of our own family.
(David’s gentle methods, kind messages, and affectionate speeches) captured the hearts of everyone in Judah. They were unanimous in sending for the king.. 2 Samuel 19:14
If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey that catches his heart, which, say what you will, is the great high-road to his reason. . ." Abraham Lincoln, 1809-65, US president, lawyer
.Shimei (who had cursed David when he was down and out) . rushed to the king (as David crossed the Jordan on his return to Jerusalem) and said "Let not my lord consider me guilty, nor remember what your servant did wrong. For I, your servant, know that I have sinned. 2 Samuel 19:16-20
We cannot erase what has been done. We can apologize for it. Ben Nelson, Nebraska's Senator
"Point of Reference" from
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