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“And as David and his men went by the way, Shimei went along on the hill’s side over against him, and cursed as he went, and threw stones at him, and cast dust.
“And the king, and all the people that were with him, came weary, and refreshed themselves there.”
– 2 Samuel 16:13, 14
There is a lot of reproach cast upon God’s house. Some rightly, and deserved. some painfully sharp and false. Bible readers understand the machinations of God and the end of evil doers.
David owned his judgment as good men always do. David trusted the Almighty God. His justice and mercy and providence. David was displaced by the ambition of his own son. David was harassed by a bitter old man. Cast out and weary, David found rest and was refreshed at a little town called Bahurim. Bahurim strangely means “the young men”
If we could learn anything from the passage it might simply be, trusting God in his examination and our consequence. Knowing God in opposition. And knowing at the end of our weary days God is just and rich in mercy. There is a refreshing and a settling in God and faith. Strength too and wisdom. In all our adversity and injustice God is still God. There is a rest for the people of God. Blessed are all they that trust in him. Peace