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Lessons From The Life of Absalom (2 Samuel 18:31-33)

Phillip Stuckey, December 29, 2019
Part of the Men of the Old Testament series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

In the Bible, God uses the example of both the good and bad in people to teach His children lessons (1 Cor. 10:6, 11). One evil example we can learn from is Absalom, King David’s third son, whose life is recorded in the book of 2 Samuel (2 Sam. 3:2-3; 13-18). His life is one of great tragedy where we see the consequences of David’s sin with Bathsheba play out in the lives of his children.

Tags: Anger, Bitterness, Character Studies, Faith, Old Testament, Pride, Repentance, Transformation

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2 Samuel 18:31–33 (Listen)

31 And behold, the Cushite came, and the Cushite said, “Good news for my lord the king! For the LORD has delivered you this day from the hand of all who rose up against you.” 32 The king said to the Cushite, “Is it well with the young man Absalom?” And the Cushite answered, “May the enemies of my lord the king and all who rise up against you for evil be like that young man.” 33 And the king was deeply moved and went up to the chamber over the gate and wept. And as he went, he said, “O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!”

(ESV)

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