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A Loser’s Crown

January 20th, 2018 · No Comments

2 Samuel 12:29-30 (New Living Translation)

29 So David gathered the rest of the army and went to Rabbah, and he fought against it and captured it. 30 David removed the crown from the king’s head, and it was placed on his own head. The crown was made of gold and set with gems, and it weighed seventy-five pounds. David took a vast amount of plunder from the city.

Let’s try to follow this one…David,  chosen and empowered by God, conquered a city. David took the gem-covered golden crown of the conquered, a.k.a., the loser and placed it on his own head. (“Wow! Don’t I look cool.”)

Do we need to go through this one again? David proudly wore the headpiece of the loser, the person God chose to punish.

How is it that we continue to do these things today? We conquer through God. Then we wallow in the mud of the evil  that God just enabled us to conquer. We treasure the treasure of the loser and the lost and the evil. Will we ever learn? God, please help me in my unbelief.

Tags: 2 Samuel · Old Testament

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