55 minutes | Nov 13th 2020

2 Samuel 20: ☧ to Fire Him, but Joab Still Here | Lady Wisdom

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Rev. Scott Adle, pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Collinsville, Illinois, joins host Rev. AJ Espinosa to study 2 Samuel 20.


David tries to fire him, but Joab just won’t leave. His ruthlessness and cold calculation are on full display when he murders Amasa his replacement. But Joab isn’t one-dimensional, showing restraint with the wise woman of Abel, “Far be it from me, far be it, that I should swallow up or destroy!” Ultimately we see a reflection of our own mercurial selfishness, never willing to step aside until our dying day. Satan may be powerful like Joab, but Jesus Christ is the king. One day He will finish what He started, but in the meantime, faithful women reflect the wisdom and grace given to the church by God’s Spirit.

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