Its a complicated thing to mourn someone bent on evil.
“What plan?” Jotham asked excitedly.Just then the clatter of metal against metal and men screaming drifted through the trees.“That plan,” Nathan said, hanging his head. “May Jehovah be with them.”Jotham gave a little shudder at the sounds of men dying, and Nathan held him even closer….“Decha’s men are dead, ” he said flatly.“But how can you know?”“Because if Decha had won,” Nathan said with just a touch of sorrow, “he would be celebrating loudly. Since it is quiet,” He listened for a moment before finishing, “we know that our friends are in mourning.”“Why mourn for that camel dung? Jotham spat. Nathan stopped walking and dropped to one knee, facing the boy.“Jotham, it is a terrible thing to take the life of another, even when it is necessary. Decha and his men are Jehovah’s children, even if they don’t act like it. To take their lives was a sad and difficult thing. (They) mourn that it was a necessary thing to do.…..“Jehovah, forgive your servants,” (Caleb) said softly, “for what we have had to do on this night. Judge the spirits of these men as you will, and judge us in light of your mercy.”All the men said, “Selah,” then they stood and, on by one…Selah, indeed.I will be processing through this with my oldest tonight and will bring out this excellent resource again. Are you mulling this over as well? Care to share?