Notes from the Journey with David – 112

112. It is on account of Saul and his blood-stained house; it is because he put the Gibeonites to death (2 Samuel 21:1).
One of Joshua’s mistakes, making a treaty with the Gibeonites, had been violated by Saul centuries later and God sent a famine as a punishment. Hard to argue that our promises don’t matter to God, isn’t it? Saul’s disregard of the promises made in the past brings judgment in David’s time? That’s not the way we usually perceive God’s actions. But that’s what God does. Since God’s Word is truth, it is clear that He expects our words to be followed carefully as well. We are His people and the reflection of who He is to this world.

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