- What is laudable in the actions recorded here of:
(a) Joab and
(b) David, and what gives rise to misgivings?
- How does David’s predicament illustrate the situation confronting God with the human race?
How is the gospel ‘solution’ at once more far-reaching and more satisfactory than the expedient adopted by David?
- Study Absalom’s character, and list his faults.
Note. 14:7. Those who demanded the murderer’s death had justification according to the law (see Deut. 19:11-13). The women based her plea on her own great need.