Have you ever had a sentence or a phrase just stick in your mind, year after year? Perhaps someone encouraged you at one point and you still remember how much those few words meant to you. Perhaps someone was extremely harsh and their words haunt you day after day. I wonder if David was haunted by the prophetic words of Nathan as he proclaimed ” Now therefore, the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised Me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife (1 Sam. 12:10).”
Perhaps these words echoed in David’s mind as he ran away from the threat of destruction, from his own son. This is the situation in which we find ourselves, this Sunday at Redeemer as Jim Hamilton considers Absalom’s Revolt from 2 Samuel 15. This week we will see Absalom’s plan to take over Jerusalem seemingly come to fruition as the mighty King David flees. I wonder if David had known all that would happen as a result of his sin if he would have still sent for Bathsheba that day? I wonder if we consider the consequences of our sin? Do we see our sin, as David eventually does, as only against God? What does it mean if we continue in unrepentant, unchecked sin, day after day? Is there hope?
Join us this week as we look to God’s word for hope during a dark part of Israel’s history. God is still sovereign, refining his people, preparing them for a true King who could not only be righteous, but who would be righteousness for them!