The Bible teaches us that bitterness is a root that brings forth all kinds of evil. David’s son Absalom gave himself fully to a bitter root. He took up his sister’s offense and turned it into unforgiveness not just for his sister’s rapist but also for the father who did nothing to punish it. The results were disastrous for an entire nation.
Here is what I see in today’s chapters:
II Samuel chapter 14 sermon topics/titles:
1. When Soldiers Try To Play Prophet: II Sam. 14:1-22
2. Burning For Attention: II Sam. 14:23-32
3. Absalom’s Kiss: II Sam. 14: 33
II Samuel chapter 15 sermon topics/ titles:
1. Building a Following: II Sam. 15:1-12
2. God Grants a Following: II Sam. 15: 13-20
3. God’s Plants In the Enemies Camp: II Sam. 15:23-37
Now tell me what you see. 🙂
I’m not good with plants, but that bitter root took over my entire life–grew like crazy, produced fruit–lots of it, but rotten. I wish I’d had someone in my young life to help me with that, it would have saved years of misery. But it’s a new day, I’m redeemed and bearing much nicer fruit now. God bless you and the fam–love, sis Caddo
It is amazing how quick the bitter plant can grow. I’ve tangled with it a bit myself. The thing is it can kind of creep up on you if your not careful. I am glad of your testimony today! I am the recipient of much of the fruit of your labors. It is good fruit!
“Absalom’s Kiss” was it a farewell kiss? Here’s what I saw in these chapter.
II Samuel 14
1. Oh, how the Father longs for his son. II Sam 14:1
2. The power lies with the King! II Sam 14:9
3. Come closer my child. II Sam 14:33
II Samuel 15
1. Searching for power in all the wrong places. II Sam 15: 1-12
2. There is never a point of no return. II Sam 15:13
3. A father’s tears. II Sam 15:30
Absalom’s Kiss was a kiss of betrayal. The son only sought reconciliation with the father so he could steal the father’s throne.. I liked “A Father’s Tears.”