2 Samuel 13 Part 2–Somebody Had to Do It

So, Amnon simply went on with his life after he raped Tamar. The king failed to take action and no one else seemed to care. Then 2 years later, Absolom, Tamar’s brother set a plan and had Amnon killed. All of David’s sons were together and Absolom had his men kill Amnon. the rest of the sons fled and Absolom also fled to a distant land. David was left with the loss of two sons, Amnon and Absolom. The sadness David felt, however, was for the loss of Absolom.  David knew that he should have taken action. His failure to do so drove a wedge between father and son.
 
We have to take responsibility for what we do. David needed to deal with Amnon–what Amnon did was punishable by death. Had David done what was right–his son Absolom would have been his greatest ally–now, they were divided! We have to be brave and face what is in front of us.  We cannot avoid it thinking it will go away.  We must be strong and courageous. We take responsibility and follow God closely. When that happens, We see God do amazing things.  When we fail to do so, we see things get turned ways they should never be turned. 
 
God Bless You

Two years later, when Absalom’s sheepshearers were at Baal Hazor near the border of Ephraim, he invited all the king’s sons to come there. 24 Absalom went to the king and said, “Your servant has had shearers come. Will the king and his attendants please join me?”

25 “No, my son,” the king replied. “All of us should not go; we would only be a burden to you.” Although Absalom urged him, he still refused to go but gave him his blessing.

26 Then Absalom said, “If not, please let my brother Amnon come with us.”

The king asked him, “Why should he go with you?” 27 But Absalom urged him, so he sent with him Amnon and the rest of the king’s sons.

28 Absalom ordered his men, “Listen! When Amnon is in high spirits from drinking wine and I say to you, ‘Strike Amnon down,’ then kill him. Don’t be afraid. Haven’t I given you this order? Be strong and brave.” 29 So Absalom’s men did to Amnon what Absalom had ordered. Then all the king’s sons got up, mounted their mules and fled.

30 While they were on their way, the report came to David: “Absalom has struck down all the king’s sons; not one of them is left.” 31 The king stood up, tore his clothes and lay down on the ground; and all his attendants stood by with their clothes torn.

32 But Jonadab son of Shimeah, David’s brother, said, “My lord should not think that they killed all the princes; only Amnon is dead. This has been Absalom’s express intention ever since the day Amnon raped his sister Tamar. 33 My lord the king should not be concerned about the report that all the king’s sons are dead. Only Amnon is dead.”

34 Meanwhile, Absalom had fled.

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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