The king’s servant, with much disbelief, in fact did not live to see the “plunder” given to Israel. This chapter outlines how that all came about.
Application: With much disbelief the king’s servant expressed himself. Of course, it is easy to understand how he could say what he did. Given human experience, his country’s deprivation, and the current circumstances of an enemy’s army just outside the door – what was he supposed to think? This might be expected when circumstances present themselves without a prophet of God. However, one was present and he had his credibility established by the Lord that any thoughtful, conscientious, and moderately religious person could see. His unbelief cost him his life.