Barzillai was an elderly man who was given an opportunity to stay with and be provided for by King David himself. But, Barzillai used his age as an excuse to not take David up on the offer. What a shame. I wonder what excuses we give to the Lord when we don’t accept His opportunities. Barzillai’s story has really made me think. Hopefully it will cause you to do the same.
In your journal or notebook, be sure to record: (1) To whom was the question asked? (2) What was the response? (3) What difference did the question make? (4) What do you realize about God that you didn’t before this week’s quest?
Please post your thoughts and insights. Everyone can learn from everyone.
Questions Barzillai Asked
How many more years will I live, that I should go up to Jerusalem with the king? 2 Sam. 19:34
Can I tell the difference between what is good and what is not? 2 Sam. 19:35
Can your servant taste what he eats and drinks? 2 Sam. 19:35
Can I still hear the voices of men and women singers? 2 Sam. 19:35
Why should your servant be an added burden to my lord the king? 2 Sam. 19:35
. . . why should the king reward me in this way? 2 Sam. 19:36