Life—This study is not focused upon any specific word or phrase but rather intended to shed light on the importance of or value of a man’s life.
Interesting fact: Although David did not personally murder Uriah, Nathan the prophet said, “thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword” (2 Samuel 12:9). By law, David could have and should have died via capital punishment. God obviously reduced David’s crime to the theft or the killing of an animal (Exodus 22:1) based upon the resulting judgment—“he shall restore the lamb fourfold” (2 Samuel 12:6). When David said he wished he had died in Absalom’s place, he likely wished upon himself the judgment of capital punishment.
Bible study tip: The Bible speaks of the winds that come from the north, south, east, and west. Each directional wind seems to have expected outcomes in addition to typifying some other biblical truth to be applied practically in the lives of men. When studying, consider the mention of these winds as it pertains both to their outcome as well as the greater truth God intends to convey with their use.
Sunday, Day 141—Church Day (no devotional)
Monday, Day 142—Who Sheddeth Man’s Blood
Tuesday, Day 143—Capital Punishment Under the Law
Wednesday, Day 144—Church Night (no devotional)
Thursday, Day 145—God’s Green Plan
Friday, Day 146—The Call to Continue Capital Punishment
Saturday, Day 147—Pacifying the King’s Wrath
Day 141: Church Day
Exodus 21:12 He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.