Season after Pentecost, Proper 14, Year B, Old Testament
Scripture: (Appointed: 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33) Psalm 23
We continue to remember Israel’s leaders and how they strived to serve God. Each had their own challenges and gifts. The need for faithful leadership continues today and we seek wisdom from how these leaders sought the welfare of their people and showed their devotion to God.
The lesson appointed for this day tells of David’s son, Absalom, dying and of David’s grief. Since this is not appropriate for a children’s lesson, we focus on Psalm 23 instead.