Hello, God has given me something in 2 Samuel19:23 which says,
“So the king said to Shimei, “You shall not die.” And the king promised him on oath.”
Well, in order to fully understand this verse, we need to look at 2 Samuel 19:16-20 which says,
“And Shimei the son of Gera, the Benjaminite, from Bahurim, hurried to come down with the men of Judah to meet King David. And with him were a thousand men from Benjamin. And Ziba the servant of the house of Saul, with his fifteen sons and his twenty servants, rushed down to the Jordan before the king, and they crossed the ford to bring over the king’s household and to do his pleasure. And Shimei the son of Gera fell down before the king, as he was about to cross the Jordan, and said to the king, “Let not my lord hold me guilty or remember how your servant did wrong on the day my lord the king left Jerusalem. Do not let the king take it to heart. For your servant knows that I have sinned. Therefore, behold, I have come this day, the first of all the house of Joseph to come down to meet my lord the king.”
So, if we put the two verses together, (2 Samuel 19:16-20, then 2 Samuel 19:23) then we see that this guy (Shimei) had cursed the king (2 Samuel 16) and he is begging for forgiveness, pleading with David to forgive him, and then in verse 21 (of 2 Samuel 19) Abishai says that Shimei should be killed for what he did, and David basically says that Abishai and his brothers (the sons of Zeruiah) had become his adversary’s, and David asked what they had in common (in other words, they didn’t have much in common), but the main point is in verse 23 where he tells Shimei, “You shall not die.” that is a picture of the cross, where God said to us, ‘You will not die.’ four simple words, mean the whole world to me, we shall not die, because Jesus died in our place! THANK YOU JESUS!!!!!
Jesus died on the cross for us, I mean, can you believe it? The Son of God, gave His own life for us, the perfect, holy, wonderful, almighty, righteous, Son of God, was willing to die for us sinful wretches!!!!! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH JESUS!!!!!!!!!!! Just like David spared Shimei, God spared us.
Do you believe that Jesus, the perfect, holy, wonderful, almighty, righteous, Son of God, died for us, with our sin, in our place, on the cross? Do you believe that He saved you and me at the cross, and that you are forgiven?