Railing At The Rejected King

One day when David went barefoot
In sad shame and destitute
Fleeing Absalom his rebel son
Who by flattery had his kingdom won

A rejected king – dejected and in tears
Followed by men, women and fears
Will be he ever sit on the throne again?
Or forever be on this plane of pain?

Out came a worthless man
Culled from Benjamin’s clan
His name was Shimei
And he was worse than a spy

He cursed David and said
His loss was a just punishment
For usurping the fallen Saul
He mistook tragedy for judgement

The rejected king still had warriors
One was appalled by the cripple’s slurs
And offered to send the offending head
With a sword swish to spinning dread

David in grief still dispensed mercy
He said ‘perhaps the Lord permitted’
This knave to trot and speak perversely
The sceptre of death faded briefly

The rejected king returned triumphant
For Absalom’s rebellious flair
Ended in a hanging thicket of hair
His horse bolted into vanishing air

David in triumph was not malignant
Shimei pledged and pleaded for mercy
David the happy and victorious warrior
Freely and frankly forgave his obstinacy

The tales of Shimei did not end there
For a dying David told Solomon
To finish the job as a true heir
By trapping Shimei with his demon

To catch a trucebreaker; declare a truce
Shimei agreed thinking it was a ruse
Thinking pleas would sway David’s son
But by this default his life’s day was done

When the royal of Son of David returns
To avenge railing against hallowed Word
All hollow pleas would be null and dud
Old railers cannot live in the Son’s reign
Make peace with the rejected King now
In His minority – pledge your true fealty
Before the day all are compelled to bow

Importance Of Revelation – Ahithophel vs Hushai

David had a charismatic son called Absalom. He was also a very ambitious prince. He wanted to be king. He engineered a successful revolt. David and his loyalists had to flee the capital – Jerusalem.

The wisest man in David’s council was Ahithophel. Shrewdly, he betrayed his master and followed the rising sun.

But God would not let the sun set on His anointed. He planted a man called Hushai to counter the counsel of Ahithophel to Absalom.

The coup failed. Ahithophel’s wise counsel was rejected to his ruin.

Ahithophel did not realize that it was better to foolish for the right cause, than wise in the wrong course. He paid the supreme price.

What Think Ye Of Christ?

What think ye of Jesus Christ?
Messiah birthed in Bethlehem
Who is called the Son of David
And yet David called Him Lord
Did David just utter an idle word?
Or was inspired to call his Son Lord?
Who is this Man that is both
The Offspring and Root of Jesse
All at once the Fountain-Source
And Product of the Royal Seed
Why did Herod make a bloody fuss
And fight to extinguish the Light
If David had seen Him on His throne
Waiting patiently for two millennia
Till all His enemies bow at His Stool
At the end of Satan’s worldly mania
What think ye then of the coming King?
Be like David who bowed when he could
For Herod will be cowed when he must
Those who know bow to Christ now

Absalom & Ahithophel

 

Absalom was a headstrong, much-loved son of David
He was one of the handsomest men in the land
His comeliness was matched by an ambition so avid
That he overthrew his father in a plot whose end was rapid

Perhaps the seeds of Absalom’s eventual ruin
Were planted by years of parental love and dotage
As Absalom’s crimes multiplied more grace was applied

Absalom had a beautiful sister called Tamar
Who was cruelly raped by her half-brother – Ammon
Absalom never forgave Ammon for harming her
And assassinated him after Ammon heeded his summon
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Solomon: Whose Glory Was A Shadow

After David’s death his throne fell to an unlikely heir
Not his eldest son, Adonijah who had the usurper’s air
Adonijah had the ear of many royal advisers who for him plotted
But it was thwarted and to Solomon the throne was bequeathed

 

When the Son of David was born in little, forlorn Bethlehem
He was the unlikely heir to the kingdom of earth and heaven
The great men of the day in many a way
Preferred Caesar and Caiphas-the Adonijahs to the lowly Messiah
Despite apathy the Son of David rode in triumphantly
Foreshadowing His coming kingdom-now looming large

Solomon asked God for wisdom to rule and lead
For the gifts of aggrandisement and avarice he did not plead
He asked not for prosperity or long life which were his needs
God granted his request and did more than his behest
He showered him with more gifts-riches and honour
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David: End Of The Beginning

The timing of David’s ascension to the throne
Was unexpected for Saul died in battle by his own
Sword and accord, along with his sons, similar-fated peas in a pod
The battle with the Philistines at Mount Gilboa was a bridge too far

An Amalekite informant hoping to curry favour came flying a kite
He claimed to have killed Saul, a tall tale that led to his fall
David ordered his execution-not knowing it was a false supposition

Many centuries later the Son of David enunciated same principle
That by our own words shall we justified or vilified
Then be careful what you say for it can make or mar your day
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David: Perils-In-Waiting

David’s rising light could not shine bright in Saul’s court
Blighted jealousy sought to douse his fame and flame
Saul was certain God had turned from him, it was disconcerting
Worse still, letting David live would be cowardly disinheriting
His seed-the house of Saul would fall after one generation

David had to flee, aided by the loyal and disinterested Jonathan
Who cared not for spoils of succession knowing its God’s concession
To give, and so did not grieve or fuss at his family’s future loss

David became a fugitive, an anointed king fleeing from the law
The chosen of God rejected, exiled to become a mere outlaw
Marvel not then if the elect of today are rejected and cast off
Excluded from high society by evil envy of their spiritual propriety
When the Son of David comes, you will see their claim is no bluff
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