Tag - Absalom

A Sad Legacy

To this day, the monument that Absolom built for himself still stands today in the Kidron Valley. But to be honest, it’s really “A Sad Legacy.” If you read the whole story of Absolom from beginning to end, he was an unloved son. When his father wept at his death, I believe that he was weeping because he had failed as a father. Absolom came to a place in his life where he had crossed the line and tried to wrest the kingdom from his dad. In so doing, he built a monument to himself in order to seal...

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Restored, If Only For A While

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Samuel 14:33b Then the king summoned Absalom, and he came in and bowed down with his face to the ground before the king. And the king kissed Absalom. O-bservation: This is the very sad story of a father’s love for a wayward son that backfired in time. Absalom was one of King David’s sons who had killed his brother Amnon for raping Absalom’s sister Tamar. Once the act was done, Absalom escaped to Gershur to live with his grandfather. For three years, he stayed, and David’s mourning had ended. Now David wanted him...

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David’s Love For His Rebel Son

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Samuel 18:5a The king commanded Joab, Abishai and Ittai, “Be gentle with the young man Absalom for my sake.” O-bservation: David and his dwindling army had been banished from Jerusalem because David’s rebel son, Absalom, had sown discord among the people against David. When the showdown between David’s forces and Absalom’s army was imminent, David told those leaders who would command the battle for him to “Be gentle with the young man Absalom, for my sake.” A-pplication: These words identify “David’s Love For His Rebel Son.” His Son was out to KILL him and steal...

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We Must WIN Their Hearts

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Samuel 19:14 He won over the hearts of the men of Judah so that they were all of one mind. They sent word to the king, “Return, you and all your men.” O-bservation: David had been banished from his own palace and kingdom by his rebellious son, Absalom. No one would have given him a chance to defeat his own son, but he did. At this point the part of the country that had followed Absalom was in confusion, but Judah, where the king’s palace was, was definitely confused because David had fled...

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