Re:Verse passage – 2 Samuel 13:1-33 (day four)
Why would this account of palace intrigue even be included in Scripture? It might have to do with succession to the throne. Amnon was, after all, the eldest son of David and the likely heir to the throne. His counsel came from a cousin, Jonadab, who was the son of one of David’s older brothers. Jonadab may have even had aspirations for the throne himself. (He was shrewd!) Then, there was Absalom, and later Adonijah (the oldest after Amnon and Absalom’s death). David’s plan all along was that his successor would be Solomon. God had a plan that ran all through history…a family line that would lead to the birth of Christ.
The word is ‘sovereignty’…God is sovereign over all creation, all history, and all governments…everything! Does ‘everything’ include our lives? Is God sovereign over the events of my life? Am I really in charge of my own destiny? Seeking God first can make such a difference in our lives pointing others to Him!