Anyone who thinks that political problems are new needs to read the story of King David’s reign over ancient Israel. Some fawned over David as if he were a god. Others turned against him as if he were a devil. A respected leader murdered his competitor to keep his job as General of the Army. A woman negotiator offered to behead a man in her town in order to win a peace settlement. Not tha
Civil war is the worst kind, dividing families and friends. The kingdom of Israel was divided between King David the father and King Absalom the son. Anyone could have predicted that tragedy was coming no matter what happened.