By Warren W. Wiersbe
Our God longs to revive that that is damaged. Fractured relationships. Hurting households. Divided church buildings. No scenario is past His grace. And so much superb of all? He chooses to take advantage of damaged humans to heal damaged events. The ebook of two Samuel is a impressive testimony to this fact.
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His warriors are forced to fight against his son’s forces (18:1–8), and finally, David’s son Absalom is killed (18:9–15). What a heavy price to pay for sin! But the consequences ensue as God says to David: “Out of your own household I am going to bring calamity upon you. Before your very eyes I will take your wives and give them to one who is close to you, and he will lie with your wives in broad daylight” (12:11 NIV). This consequence comes about through Absalom in 2 Samuel 16. Finally, the son born to David out of adultery dies (12:14).
Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved; NLT are taken from the New Living Translation of the Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004 by Tyndale Charitable Trust. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers; and WUEST are taken from The New Testament: An Expanded Translation by Kenneth S. Wuest, © 1961 by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. Italics in Scripture have been added by the author for emphasis. LCCN 2010930522 ISBN 978-1-4347-0049-0 eISBN 978-0-7814-0514-0 � 2002 Warren W.
Arson occurs (14:28–33). David experiences insurrection of his throne by his own son to the point where David has to flee his home, fearing for his life (15:1–14). David is attacked and cursed (16:5–13). His warriors are forced to fight against his son’s forces (18:1–8), and finally, David’s son Absalom is killed (18:9–15). What a heavy price to pay for sin! But the consequences ensue as God says to David: “Out of your own household I am going to bring calamity upon you. Before your very eyes I will take your wives and give them to one who is close to you, and he will lie with your wives in broad daylight” (12:11 NIV).