The Lamentations Of David

‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭1:17‭-‬18‬ ‭KJV‬‬ [17] And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son: [18] (Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jasher.)

Lamentations are described as the passionate expression of grief or sorrow; weeping. Davids grief over Saul and Johnathan demonstrates the depth of Davids humanity and altruism. Someone describes the core of the lament this way,” This poem reveals the heart-wrenching sadness that David experienced when he learned of the death of the king of Israel and his son”. Isn’t it surprising that despite all David suffered under Saul, he could find time to mourn for him? Our guest continues, ” David’s lament over Jonathan again illustrates the powerful bond of friendship between the two men. There was nothing immoral about their relationship”. What follows next is the poem that was taught to a subsequent generation. David immortalized them in history. What your reaction when your opposition dies? It is what later endeared David to everyone. His reactions were immortalized in the books of history. Don’t let emotions cheat you out of a covenant relationship.

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