Stealing Hearts–2 Samuel 15 part 1

God’s prophecy was coming true. After years of pursuit and civil war; after establishing a united kingdom—David’s sin had unraveled all that God had built.  His Son Absolom was starting a revolution, but, in a different way—he was stealing the hearts of the people.  No violence, no disrespect—a smile and a hug.  Absolom promised justice and help and slowly, after years of gentle deception, he was ready to steal God’s throne from his father.  Problem was, God was neither surprised nor ready to deviate from his plan. 

While the people may have been fooled by Absolom’s ploy, God was not.  Things are the same today. Men are always about promising to be the one to care about our needs and justice for all.  Sometimes they are even convincing, but, truth be told, they are furthering their own agendas.  They press forward and ultimately tip their hand.  When their true nature is revealed, they have only their own desires in mind.  That is why we are to seek and follow God.  Men will always disappoint us and deceive us—But God is faithful to do what he promises and lead us to freedom.  We have to be wary of the promises of men and faithful in seeking the leadership of God

God Bless You

15 In the course of time, Absalom provided himself with a chariot and horses and with fifty men to run ahead of him. He would get up early and stand by the side of the road leading to the city gate. Whenever anyone came with a complaint to be placed before the king for a decision, Absalom would call out to him, “What town are you from?” He would answer, “Your servant is from one of the tribes of Israel.” Then Absalom would say to him, “Look, your claims are valid and proper, but there is no representative of the king to hear you.” And Absalom would add, “If only I were appointed judge in the land! Then everyone who has a complaint or case could come to me and I would see that they receive justice.”

Also, whenever anyone approached him to bow down before him, Absalom would reach out his hand, take hold of him and kiss him. Absalom behaved in this way toward all the Israelites who came to the king asking for justice, and so he stole the hearts of the people of Israel.

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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