Trickery, Treachery and Treason

Text: II Samuel 14:1-15:12
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: February 21, 2010

In the previous chapter David began to experience the consequences of his sin as one son, Amnon, was guilt of gross sexual sin followed by his murder at the hands of his half brother Absalom.

The chapter ended with Absalom fleeing to his grandfather and living in exile.

This week’s passage begins with David’s General Joab tricking David into allowing Absalom back into Israel and the royal court.

Absalom’s return, however will prove to be disastrous as he through treachery steals the hearts of the people of Israel which ultimately leads to Absalom treasonously stealing David’s throne.

Again David is reaping what he has sown. It is sad to see the once mighty king being weak and indecisive until finally he is fleeing for his life.

The political intrigue of this chapter reflects what still goes on in nations (and churches) today.

You might ask: How can we find Christ in such a chapter?

You will be amazed!

Posted on February 21st, 2010 | Permalink