Greater Good

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Today's reading: 2 Samuel 19:9-15

After Absalom's death, the people are uncertain about how they should proceed, and they're questioning if they should once again look to David as their king. The situation is certainly a tentative one for David, but he handles it wisely and well. Rather than letting his bruised ego and hurt feelings drive him to seek revenge or spew angry threats at those who had followed Absalom, David's primary concern is for the greater good of Israel. Calm and humble in demeanor, his approach proves that David is seeking unity in order to bring the people of Israel back together.

Experiencing hurts and disappointment are unavoidable as we do life with other people. So we have a choice--we can either add to the hurts by responding in kind when someone hurts us, or we can be intentional about seeking out the greater good, whatever that may be for the specific situation.

What's one thing you learned from David's example about responding well to an emotionally charged or challenging situation? When you've been hurt, how does talking with God and spending time in His Word help you resist the urge to lash back? Tami

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"And he swayed the heart of all the men of Judah as one man,"vs.14

It is amazing when I take my hurts to the Lord and talk to Him about it and letting Him speak to me from His Word and the Holy Spirit. It makes it much easier to forgive and do what is right.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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