When God Changes Your Plans

Trust God when He leads you in a different direction.
2Samuel 19:27-39

2 Samuel 17:26
So Israel and Absalom pitched in the land of Gilead.

2 Samuel 17:27-29
And it came to pass, when David was come to Mahanaim, that Shobi the son of Nahash of Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and Machir the son of Ammiel of Lo-debar, and Barzillai the Gileadite of Rogelim, brought beds, and basons, and earthen vessels, and wheat, and barley, and flour, and parched corn, and beans, and lentiles, and parched pulse, and honey, and butter, and sheep, and cheese of kine, for David, and for the people that were with him, to eat: for they said, The people is hungry, and weary, and thirsty, in the wilderness.

1.Barzillai’s LIFE was EXCEPTIONAL

He Knew How to Live

2 Samuel 19:32b
…he was a very great man.

He Knew How to Give

2 Samuel 19:27-29
And
it came to pass, when David was come to Mahanaim, that Shobi the son of Nahash of Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and Machir the son of Ammiel of Lo-debar, and Barzillai the Gileadite of Rogelim, brought beds, and basons, and earthen vessels, and wheat, and barley, and flour, and parched corn, and beans, and lentiles, and parched pulse, and honey, and butter, and sheep, and cheese of kine, for David, and for the people that were with him, to eat: for they said, The people is hungry, and weary, and thirsty, in the wilderness.

2 Samuel 19:31, 33
And Barzillai the Gileadite came down from Rogelim, and went over Jordan with the king, to conduct him over Jordan. Now Barzillai was a very aged man, even fourscore years old: and he had provided the king of sustenance while he lay at Mahanaim; for he was a very great man. And the king said unto Barzillai, Come thou over with me, and I will feed thee with me in Jerusalem.

Barzillai’s LIST of EXCUSES

I am not the right AGE

2 Samuel 19:35
am this day fourscore years old:

I don’t have the APTITUDE for it.

2 Samuel 19:35b
…and can I discern between good and evil?

I don’t have the APPETITE for it

35c
…can thy servant taste what I eat or what I drink?

I don’t have the APPRECIATION for it.

35d
…can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women?

I don’t have the AMBITION for it.

2 Samuel 19:35
….wherefore then should thy servant be yet a burden unto my lord the king?  36 Thy servant will go a little way over Jordan with the king: and why should the king recompense it me with such a reward?

2 Samuel 19:37-38
Let thy servant, I pray thee, turn back again, that I may die in mine own city, and be buried by the grave of my father and of my mother. But behold thy servant Chimham; let him go over with my lord the king; and do to him what shall seem good unto thee. And the king answered, Chimham shall go over with me, and I will do to him that which shall seem good unto thee: and whatsoever thou shalt require of me, that will I do for thee.

2 Samuel 19:39
And all the people went over Jordan. And when the king was come over, the king kissed Barzillai, and blessed him; and he returned unto his own place.

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