October 25, 2017
2 Samuel 16
2 Samuel 16
Shawn Bumpers / General
Chapter 15 left off with David at the top of the Mount of Olives.
2 Samuel 15:10 NKJV
Then Absalom sent spies throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, “As soon as you hear the sound of the trumpet, then you shall say, ‘Absalom reigns in Hebron!’ ”
2 Samuel 15:13 NKJV
Now a messenger came to David, saying, “The hearts of the men of Israel are with Absalom.”
The Mount of Olives across the Kidron Valley.
Psalm 3:8 NKJV
Salvation belongs to the Lord. Your blessing is upon Your people. Selah
God would be faithful to keep His covenant
Revelation 3:19 NKJV
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.
When David met Hushai, it was an answer to prayer.
Ziba is lying about Mephibosheth.
2 Samuel 19:27–28 NKJV
And he has slandered your servant to my lord the king, but my lord the king is like the angel of God. Therefore do what is good in your eyes. For all my father’s house were but dead men before my lord the king. Yet you set your servant among those who eat at your own table. Therefore what right have I still to cry out anymore to the king?”
Proverbs 18:13 NKJV
He who answers a matter before he hears it, It is folly and shame to him.
2 Samuel 12:13 NKJV
So David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” And Nathan said to David, “The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die.
Hebrews 12:6 NKJV
For whom the Lord loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives.”
Romans 8:33 NKJV
Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.
Romans 8:1 NKJV
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
Exodus 22:28 NKJV
“You shall not revile God, nor curse a ruler of your people.
Deuteronomy 32:35 NKJV
Vengeance is Mine, and recompense; Their foot shall slip in due time; For the day of their calamity is at hand, And the things to come hasten upon them.’
1 Kings 2:44–45 NKJV
The king said moreover to Shimei, “You know, as your heart acknowledges, all the wickedness that you did to my father David; therefore the Lord will return your wickedness on your own head. But King Solomon shall be blessed, and the throne of David shall be established before the Lord forever.”
Back to our text, David and the people went on past Bahurim about 20 miles.
They were probably near Jericho or Gilgal when they rested.
1 Peter 2:23 NKJV
who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously;
Psalm 132:1 NKJV
Lord, remember David And all his afflictions;
Psalm 78:70–72 NKJV
He also chose David His servant, And took him from the sheepfolds; From following the ewes that had young He brought him, To shepherd Jacob His people, And Israel His inheritance. So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, And guided them by the skillfulness of his hands.
Hushai went into the city … just as Absalom was coming into the city.
And as soon as possible, Hushai went before Absalom and officially presented himself to the new king.
Verse 17 reveals that Absalom was surprised to see his father’s counselor in Jerusalem.
Absalom had two important tasks to perform before he could rule the kingdom of Israel.
From a human point of view, Ahithophel was among the very best.
2 Samuel 12:11–12 NKJV
Thus says the Lord: ‘Behold, I will raise up adversity against you from your own house; and I will take your wives before your eyes and give them to your neighbor, and he shall lie with your wives in the sight of this sun. For you did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel, before the sun.’ ”