Too trusting

Re: Verse reading–2 Samuel 13:1-2, 20-22, 30-37, 2 Samuel 14: 21-24, 2 Samuel 15:7-14, 2 Samuel 18:6-15, 33 (day six)
“The king said to him, ‘Go in peace.’  So he (Absalom) went to Hebron.”  (15:9)   He should have known better.  David knew his own heart–how prone to sin it was, how weak when not held accountable.  He should have been more vigilant with his sons.  Should have questioned Amnon more carefully.  “Now why is it that only Tamar can help you feel better, and why does she need to come to your bedroom?”  More cautious with Absalom’s plans.  “Now, what is happening in Hebron?”  Sometimes I feel guilty for being suspicious, careful with others.  (As if it is a character flaw to not trust people easily, automatically)  John 2 makes an interesting observation about Jesus.  “He was not entrusting Himself to them, because He knew what was in all men.”  Jesus knew. It is possible to be too trusting.  We are to be as wise as serpents AND as gentle as doves.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

0 thoughts on “Too trusting”

  1. Yes, we are to entrust ourselves only to our God. But then we take that Light and engage the darkness so that the Light can spread. May it be so, Father!

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