November 1, 2017
2 Samuel 17
Shawn Bumpers / General
David’s children shared his weaknesses.
Unlike David, however, they were not penitent.
2 Samuel 15:25–26 NKJV
Then the king said to Zadok, “Carry the ark of God back into the city. If I find favor in the eyes of the Lord, He will bring me back and show me both it and His dwelling place. But if He says thus: ‘I have no delight in you,’ here I am, let Him do to me as seems good to Him.”
David had prayed that God would turn Ahithophel’s counsel into foolishness.
2 Samuel 15:31 NKJV
Then someone told David, saying, “Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom.” And David said, “O Lord, I pray, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness!”
Proverbs 15:22 NKJV
Without counsel, plans go awry, But in the multitude of counselors they are established.
2 Samuel 17:6 NKJV
And when Hushai came to Absalom, Absalom spoke to him, saying, “Ahithophel has spoken in this manner. Shall we do as he says? If not, speak up.”
Victory by overwhelming forces.
Psalm 33:10–11 NKJV
The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. The counsel of the Lord stands forever, The plans of His heart to all generations.
System of spies
Hushai, Abiathar and Zadok and their 2 sons, Jonathan and Ahimaaz.
Ahithophel – take his own life.
Judas went and hanged himself.
Matthew 27:5 NKJV
Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went and hanged himself.
Psalm 41:9 NKJV
Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me.
Psalm 55:12–15 NKJV
For it is not an enemy who reproaches me; Then I could bear it. Nor is it one who hates me who has exalted himself against me; Then I could hide from him. But it was you, a man my equal, My companion and my acquaintance. We took sweet counsel together, And walked to the house of God in the throng. Let death seize them; Let them go down alive into hell, For wickedness is in their dwellings and among them.
John 13:18 NKJV
“I do not speak concerning all of you. I know whom I have chosen; but that the Scripture may be fulfilled, ‘He who eats bread with Me has lifted up his heel against Me.’
Psalm 69:25 NKJV
Let their dwelling place be desolate; Let no one live in their tents.
Psalm 109:8 NKJV
Let his days be few, And let another take his office.
Former capital – Ishbosheth
Psalm 23:5 NKJV
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.
God’s hand was at work to restore David’s kingdom to him