2 Samuel 15:30 Good Advice For Us All

2 Samuel 15:30 (KJV)
And David went up by the ascent of mount Olivet, and wept as he went up, and had his head covered, and he went barefoot: and all the people that was with him covered every man his head, and they went up, weeping as they went up.

David left Jerusalem, fleeing from Absalom, up Mount Olivet:

  • Weeping
  • Head covered and
  • Barefoot

He was fleeing from his son but to that place where Jesus would pray and promised He would one day return.

There are so many disappointments in this life. Though David knew victories and was much blessed of God, still his life, as is true of us all, was harsh. This was especially difficult because his own son caused it.

Head covered
A symbol of submission. David was king but was still submissive to God. If this was the will of God, God’s will be done!

A sign of humility? I think it has to do with being grounded. He is but dust. He must keep his wits about him. Though this was a crisis, it was no time to panic and make hot headed judgments.

We find, in this chapter, that David acted wisely even when under intense pain and difficulty. Good advice for us all.


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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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