Re:Verse passage – 2 Samuel 20 (day four)
The dust has hardly settled from Absalom’s revolt and another upstart tries to do the same. Sheba tries to take advantage of the rebellious spirit of the nation and leads a revolt against David’s throne. Evil is never satisfied…there will always be a challenge to God’s authority…always be a new twist to an old challenge.
We see it in today’s news…no defeat of evil is enough to deter the insatiable desire for just a small victory over good. In the second book of his Space Trilogy, Perelandra, C.S. Lewis wrote of the insidiousness of evil…anything to tarnish the pure. Small victory or great, evil chips away at the good. Satan will eventually meet the same end as Sheba…there will be no more evil. Revelation 22:3-7 gives us this promise. Until that day, we must be diligent to obey and serve God with all of our hearts. Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus!