“David Defeats Rabbah”

September 4, 2018

“David Defeats Rabbah”

Blessings folk!

God continues to bless David with military victories.

Even though David had sinned, the Lord forgave and gave victory.

David defeated the Ammonites…

2Sa 12:26-31

Now Joab fought against Rabbah of the sons of Ammon and captured the royal city.

Joab sent messengers to David and said,
“I have fought against Rabbah, I have even captured the city of waters.

“Now therefore, gather the rest of the people together and camp against the city and capture it, or I will capture the city myself and it will be named after me.”

So David gathered all the people and went to Rabbah, fought against it and captured it.

Then he took the crown of their king from his head;
and its weight was a talent of gold, and in it was a precious stone;
and it was placed on David’s head. And he brought out the spoil of the city in great amounts.

He also brought out the people who were in it, and set them under saws, sharp iron instruments, and iron axes, and made them pass through the brick kiln. And thus he did to all the cities of the sons of Ammon. Then David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.

Joab had captured the royal city of the sons of Ammon.
Joab sent word to David to inform and request.

Joab informed David of the imminent fall of the city.
Joab then requested that David come quickly with the rest of the people.

He did so that David could complete the capture of the city, thereby having the victory.
If David did not, Joab would receive the glory and have the city named after him.

David came.
He captured Rabbah.
He took the king’s crown and placed it on his own head…apparently the crown weight 75 lbs!
He captured the spoils of the city - a great amount.

Then this…
He brought the captured people out…
From Rabbah and all the cities of the sons of Ammon…
He set the people under saws, sharp iron instruments and iron axes.

He chopped them to pieces!

Then he passed them through the brick kiln.
He burned their bodies.

David was purging the land of the Ammonites.

We likewise, should purge ourselves of any evil…