I had forgotten that David’s army that won back their loved ones and possessions in our last reading was only a partial army. David didn’t forget. The 200 men who had stayed behind, even in their weariness, were likely thrilled to be reunited with their loved ones. I can just imagine the gratitude they felt towards David and the others.
But cries of injustice were heard as the men who did fight felt it was unfair to share their great bounty with those who had not fought for it. I loved how David responded to them. “Don’t be selfish with what the Lord has given us.”Continue reading “1 Samuel 30:21-31 – Sharing”