2 samuel 17b pride kills

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2 samuel 17b pride kills

  1. 1. 1 Gospel Baptist Tabernacle 781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741 Where the Love of God abounds, everyone is welcome. Children’s Church taught by Paul and Marsha Davis during preaching. www.rossvillechurch.com August 4, 2013
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  3. 3. 3 In the first half of 2 Samuel 17 we saw that God had defeated the good counsel of Ahithophel and caused Absalom to heed Hushai’s contrary counsel. 14b to the intent that the LORD might bring evil upon Absalom.
  4. 4. 4 Now God had foretold that David must suffer for his sins with Bathsheba and against Uriah. But woe unto the man who brought that evil upon David. God would bring evil upon him.
  5. 5. 5 15 Then said Hushai unto Zadok and to Abiathar the priests, Thus and thus did Ahithophel counsel Absalom and the elders of Israel; and thus and thus have I counseled. 16 Now therefore send quickly, and tell David, saying, Lodge not this night in the plains of the wilderness, but speedily pass over; lest the king be swallowed up, and all the people that are with him.
  6. 6. 6 David was at Bahurim on the west side of Jordan. Hushai sent him word to cross the Jordan and get away from Absalom. David would have been at a disadvantage in the plains west of Jordan, since Absalom had more men.
  7. 7. 7 17 Now Jonathan and A him a az stayed by Enrogel; for they might not be seen to come into the city: and a wench went and told them; and they went and told king David. They were the sons of the priests who were to take the message to David. Zadok and Abiathar sent a young girl to them with Hushai’s message.
  8. 8. 8 18 Nevertheless a lad saw them, and told Absalom: but they went both of them away quickly, and came to a man's house in Bahurim, which had a well in his court; whither they went down. 19 And the woman took and spread a covering over the well's mouth, and spread ground corn thereon; and the thing was not known. God gave the messengers help to get away from Absalom. They hid in a dry well.
  9. 9. 9 20 And when Absalom's servants came to the woman to the house, they said, Where is Ahimaaz and Jonathan? And the woman said unto them, They be gone over the brook of water. And when they had sought and could not find them, they returned to Jerusalem.
  10. 10. 10 21 And it came to pass, after they were departed, that they came up out of the well, and went and told King David, and said unto David, Arise, and pass quickly over the water: for thus hath Ahithophel counseled against you. Hushai bought David the time to cross the Jordan and to be on a better field of battle for his smaller army.
  11. 11. 11 22 Then David arose, and all the people that were with him, and they passed over Jordan: by the morning light there lacked not one of them that was not gone over Jordan. David, his army, and all his people -- men, women, and children -- crossed Jordan that night. This put David in a much better position to fight and defeat his rebellious son, Absalom.
  12. 12. 12 23 And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his ass, and arose, and gat him home to his house, to his city, and put his household in order, and hanged himself, and died, and was buried in the sepulchre of his father. Pride Pride is sin and sin brings death. That will break a proud man's heart which will not break a humble man's sleep. Matthew Henry Concise Bible Commentary
  13. 13. 13 Psalm 10 4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts. Pride draws our heart away from God. We begin to think that we know what is good. We walk in our own way and seek not the Lord. A proud man may know what the Bible says, but is determined to do what he wants to do.
  14. 14. 14 Proverbs 11 2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes Wisdom. NIV The proud will not listen to sound counsel. They are determined to do what they want to do. People take pride in many things, but pride is evil and leads to more evil.
  15. 15. 15 Proverbs 13:10 (TLB) Pride leads to arguments; be humble, take advice, and become wise. This is the Word of God to us this morning. Will you hear and heed His Counsel? Just willingly obey the Bible. If the Bible says, “Don’t.” Then just don’t. If the Bible says, “Do.” Then do what God says.
  16. 16. 16 24 Then David came to Mahanaim. A fortified city among friends. The best place to be in times of trouble is among true friends.
  17. 17. 17 24b And Absalom passed over Jordan, he and all the men of Israel with him. 25 And Absalom made Amasa captain of the host instead of Joab: which Amasa was a man's son, whose name was Ithra an Israelite, that went in to Abigail the daughter of Nahash, sister to Zeruiah Joab's mother. 26 So Israel and Absalom pitched in the land of Gilead. Joab was with David.
  18. 18. 18 27 And it came to pass, when David was come to Mahanaim, that Shobi the son of Nahash of Rabbah of the children of Ammon, and Machir the son of Ammiel of Lodebar, and Barzillai the Gileadite of Rogelim, 28 Brought beds, and basons, and earthen vessels, and wheat, and barley, and flour, and parched corn, and beans, and lentiles, and parched pulse, 29 And honey, and butter, and sheep, and cheese of kine, for David, and for the people that were with him, to eat: for they said, The people is hungry, and weary, and thirsty, in the wilderness.
  19. 19. 19 God will supply the needs of His people, even at the hands of the wicked. These were pagan tribes whom David had conquered and they were his tributaries. They could have chosen this time of trouble to rebel against David; maybe join Absalom. But they helped the man whom God wanted helped.
  20. 20. 20 There may be someone here this morning who is contemplating going your own way. You think it will make you happy. You think it will bring contentment. Change your mind! Think differently. Think upon things that are true, honest, and just. Think pure thoughts, things lovely, of good report. Don’t be determined to do wrong; repent. Be determined to do right in God’s sight.

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