Response to “stones and cursing”

I was reading this morning when i came across a story in the Bible that gave me a possible insight into right responses to the throwing of stones and dirt and of cursing. It’s found in 2 Samuel 16.1-14 and is a story of King David as he was on his way to Jerusalem, as his son, had turned his kingdom against him.

As he reached Baruhim, a man named Shimei meyt he and his men and began cursing and throwing stones. David’s response: “suppose the LORD has told him to curse David, who then will dare to say, “why are you doing this?”…Let him alone and let him curse, for the LORD has told him to…Perhaps, the LORD will look upon my infliction and make it up to me with benefits for the curses he is uttering this day. All the while Shimei kept abreast of them, cursing and throwing stones and dirt as he (King David) went” (vs10-14 paraphrased).

Not sure who is throwing stones, or cursing, or even dirt at you, (and of course you know i mean that in a more non-literal sense; however, if it is literal, that could be interesting as well) but i pray we may know the capacity to walk through the acts in hopes of the real benefits that might come from them. If not tomorrow, and not the next, maybe in a month or more.

walk on…..jc

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  1. hey josh,
    i’d love to heare more about that blog. it’s a very real part of my life right now and i think they are right on the money. somehow so many churces have ceased to be relevant in changing society and miss out on a group of intelligent and passionate young leaders who have an in to their generation, but don’t conform to a “box with four walls” type of christianity that has been passed down each generation without any questioning.

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