S O A P / 29.04.2021

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Samuel 4:1 When Ish-Bosheth son of Saul heard that Abner had died in Hebron, he lost courage, and all Israel became alarmed that day. O-bservation: Abner had been a loyal warrior under King Saul’s leadership. He would have been a key man to the king. When Saul died in battle, Abner became loyal to Saul’s son Ish-Bosheth, who ruled the northern tribes of Israel for a short period. Joab was David’s key man. When David became king of Judah, Joab killed Abner. When Ish-Bosheth heard that Abner had been killed, he lost all courage. Not long after, his own men killed him while he slept. A-pplication: Whenever weak people assume positions larger than their capacity to lead, they often bring in a key man or woman who is far more capable than they or running the place behind the scenes. That’s what happened in this case. You could call Abner “The king Behind The King.” Abner had already met with David to bring all of the northern tribes under his leadership. Abner had killed Joab’s youngest brother in a one-on-one battle, and Joab and his brother Abishai had a vendetta against Abner for what he had...