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    by Jan Couns

Bible and Quote - September 29 - October 3
Date Posted: August 5, 2016

(As David continued to flee), Shobi (former Ammonite enemy – I’ve no reason to help), Machir (formally helped David – I’ve already given) and Barzillai (an old man –I’ve already paid my dues), (brought food and supplies to David and his men) and said, "The people are hungry and weary and thirsty in the wilderness. 2 Samuel 17:27-29

Let us not underestimate how hard it is to be compassionate. Compassion is hard because it requires the inner disposition to go with others to the place where they are weak, vulnerable, lonely, and broken. Henry J. M. Nouwen

And David numbered the people who were with him, and set captains of thousands and captains of hundreds over them. 2 Samuel 18:1

Stop running, accept the situation and prepare for the inevitable battle (physically and spiritually).

Then David sent out (his troops) and said” I also will surely go out with you myself.’ But the people answered, no, ‘you are now more help to us in the city’. 2 Samuel 18:2,3

What we must decide is perhaps how we are valuable, rather than how valuable we are. Edgar Z. Friedenberg

So David (listened to the people and) stood beside the gate, and all the people went out by hundreds and by thousands (to fight the civil war imposed on them). 2 Samuel 18:4

It is (not wise) to be stiff in our resolutions, but to be willing to hear reason, even from our inferiors, and to be overruled by their advice when it appears to be for good. Matthew Henry, 1662-1714, was a Welsh-born, English nonconformist minister and Bible commentator

And all the people heard when the king . commanded Joab, Abishai, and Ittai (his commanders), ‘Deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom.’ 2 Samuel 18:5

Have a heart that never hardens. Charles Dickens

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Birth: 1948, Biloxi, Mississippi

Live: Knoxville, Tennessee

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Married, two daughters, two son-in-laws, 1 granddaughter, 3 grandsons, 1 mother, 1 dog
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