2 Samuel 15:13-23…13 Then a messenger came to David, saying, “The hearts of the men of Israel are with Absalom.” 14 David said to all his servants who were with him at Jerusalem, “Arise and let us flee, for otherwise none of us will escape from Absalom.
After 11 years Absalom had turned the hearts of the men of Israel to him and David had to flee Jerusalem. His faithful servants committed to him and agreed to follow him. David left 10 of his concubines in Jerusalem to keep the house.
An interesting part, Ittai the Gittite and his 600 men left with David. David advised him to return to Jerusalem and stay out of the fight for his safety. ” 21 But Ittai answered the king and said, “As the Lord lives, and as my lord the king lives, surely wherever my lord the king may be, whether for death or for life, there also your servant will be.” B Warren Wiersbe said, “This Gentile’s testimony of fidelity to David is one of the great confessions of faith and faithfulness found in Scripture, like Ruth 1:16 and Matthew 5:5-13“. A
This Gentile set the example for Disciples today. This reminds of this quote from the spiritual declaration I pray every day: “To my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I say: However, Whenever, Wherever and Whatever You ask me to do, my answer in advance is yes! I desire to obey all the commands of Jesus and the New Testament.
Wherever You lead and whatever the cost, I’m ready: Anytime. Anywhere. Anyway. Whatever it takes Lord!” C
Notes: A- The Wiersbe Bible Commentary-OT by Warren W. Wiersbe, page 582, For source click here; B- 2 Samuel 15:21; C- For source click here
Henry Luke 7/30/2018