2 Samuel 14 Part 2–Absalom is Finally Home

David brought Absolom back from Exile. Still, however, he would not have anything to do with his son.  As time passed, Absalom grew angrier. So, He set Joab’s field on fire. When Joab confronted Absalom, Absalom let him have it.  Why did you bring me home only to be exiled in my own town?!?! So Joab went to King David and told him what happened and that Absalom was right.  David summoned Absalom and he kissed his son restoring him and truly welcoming him home.
 
When we are obedient, we cannot limit it to just putting on a front. David brought Absalom back, but not really.  It was not about the place only, it was about his position as well.  David had to welcome Absalom back personally to restore him.  In our lives, we have to do more than simply go through the motions.  We have to honor God and His plan in our lives.  When we do, He will bless us, but, until we do, He will not! David had to welcome Absalom back. We have to follow God completely and trust Him fully.  God simply does not accept half effort.  Help me Lord, to trust You completely and follow You closely!
 
God Bless You

In all Israel, there was not a man so highly praised for his handsome appearance as Absalom. From the top of his head to the sole of his foot there was no blemish in him.26 Whenever he cut the hair of his head—he used to cut his hair once a year because it became too heavy for him—he would weigh it, and its weight was two hundred shekels[b] by the royal standard.

27 Three sons and a daughter were born to Absalom. His daughter’s name was Tamar, and she became a beautiful woman.

28 Absalom lived two years in Jerusalem without seeing the king’s face. 29 Then Absalom sent for Joab in order to send him to the king, but Joab refused to come to him. So he sent a second time, but he refused to come. 30 Then he said to his servants, “Look, Joab’s field is next to mine, and he has barley there. Go and set it on fire.” So Absalom’s servants set the field on fire.

31 Then Joab did go to Absalom’s house, and he said to him, “Why have your servants set my field on fire?”

32 Absalom said to Joab, “Look, I sent word to you and said, ‘Come here so I can send you to the king to ask, “Why have I come from Geshur? It would be better for me if I were still there!”’ Now then, I want to see the king’s face, and if I am guilty of anything, let him put me to death.”

33 So Joab went to the king and told him this. Then the king summoned Absalom, and he came in and bowed down with his face to the ground before the king. And the king kissed Absalom.

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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