2 samuel 18 sermon

1 David mustered the men who were with him and appointed over them commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds. 2 Samuel 18. And the woman took and spread a covering over the well’s mouth and scattered grain on it, and nothing was known of it. But Jonadab the son of Shimeah, David’s brother, said, “Let not my lord suppose that they have killed all the young men, the king’s sons, for Amnon alone is dead. Then Joab returned from fighting against the Ammonites and came to Jerusalem. Why then did you not strike him there to the ground? Thus they would quench my coal that is left and leave to my husband neither name nor remnant on the face of the earth.”, Then the king said to the woman, “Go to your house, and I will give orders concerning you.”, And the woman of Tekoa said to the king, “On me be the guilt, my lord the king, and on my father’s house; let the king and his throne be guiltless.”, The king said, “If anyone says anything to you, bring him to me, and he shall never touch you again.”, Then she said, “Please let the king invoke the, your God, that the avenger of blood kill no more, and my son be not destroyed.” He said, “As the, lives, not one hair of your son shall fall to the ground.”, Then the woman said, “Please let your servant speak a word to my lord the king.” He said, “Speak.”. Still Small: 2 Samuel 6. After they had gone, the men came up out of the well, and went and told King David. CHAPTER 18. And all Israel fled every one to his own home. Do not anoint yourself with oil, but behave like a woman who has been mourning many days for the dead. sent Nathan to David. How do we know that? This inaction sped up the disintegration of his family. And one said, “Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?”. Roy Almquist. As a pastor I have stood with numerous parishioners who have lost a child to death, addiction, or some other profound estrangement that is often a kind of death. So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, Talk about the Student ministry last Thursday, : God has a way of bringing good things out of broken places…This was a broken place for David…but David repented, he returned, and Now Ittai is a trophy of God’s restorative work, Now in these verses we read that David wanted to lead the army himself…and this brings us to the next thing we’re gonna see, But the men said, “You shall not go out. So the servants of Absalom did to Amnon as Absalom had commanded. You do not have to be a football fan to be touched by the death of young Garrett Reid, the twenty-eight-year-old son of Philadelphia Eagles’ coach, Andy Reid. But my counsel is that all Israel be gathered to you, from Dan to Beersheba, as the sand by the sea for multitude, and that you go to battle in person. Finally, let us remember that the one thing David was willing to do … give up his life to save his son … is the very thing we believe God has done for us through Jesus Christ. 1 Then David mustered the men who were with him and set over them commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds. Please let the king and his servants go with your servant.”. Will you not tell me?” Amnon said to him, “I love Tamar, my brother Absalom’s sister.”, Jonadab said to him, “Lie down on your bed and pretend to be ill. And when your father comes to see you, say to him, ‘Let my sister Tamar come and give me bread to eat, and prepare the food in my sight, that I may see it and eat it from her hand.’ ”, So Amnon lay down and pretended to be ill. And when the king came to see him, Amnon said to the king, “Please let my sister Tamar come and make a couple of cakes in my sight, that I may eat from her hand.”, Then David sent home to Tamar, saying, “Go to your brother Amnon’s house and prepare food for him.”. unmute. Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and set up for himself the pillar that is in the King’s Valley, for he said, “I have no son to keep my name in remembrance.” He called the pillar after his own name, and it is called Absalom’s monument to this day. And he said, “If the Syrians are too strong for me, then you shall help me, but if the Ammonites are too strong for you, then I will come and help you. And it was told David, “Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom.” And David said, “O, , please turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.”. Absalom then ran for his life, fearing the anger of his father David. And he threw stones at David and at all the servants of King David, and all the people and all the mighty men were on his right hand and on his left. Sermon Message. Then David and all the people returned to Jerusalem. So Zadok and Abiathar carried the ark of God back to Jerusalem, and they remained there. Go back to the city in peace, with your two sons, Ahimaaz your son, and Jonathan the son of Abiathar. Absalom didn’t seem like a great general, riding, Absalom’s vanity put him in this battle, against the wise counsel of Ahithophel (, ). And the woman conceived, and she sent and told David, “I am pregnant.”. I am guilty. And the king said, “Let him dwell apart in his own house; he is not to come into my presence.” So Absalom lived apart in his own house and did not come into the king’s presence. Ahimaaz was a well-known runner 2 Samuel 18:27. Speed was a heroic virtue in those simple times (compare 2 Samuel 2:18). And he went into the house of the. When Absalom’s servants came to the woman at the house, they said, “Where are Ahimaaz and Jonathan?” And the woman said to them, “They have gone over the brook of water.” And when they had sought and could not find them, they returned to Jerusalem. as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. And the king said unto the people, I will surely go forth with you myself also." There were born to Absalom three sons, and one daughter whose name was Tamar. And Absalom went in to his father’s concubines in the sight of all Israel. After two full years Absalom had sheepshearers at Baal-hazor, which is near Ephraim, and Absalom invited all the king’s sons. The nature of sin is not immorality and wrong doing, the nature of “Self Lordship” which leads you to say “I know whats best for me...I’ll be my own God”. But if you return to the city and say to Absalom, ‘I will be your servant, O king; as I have been your father’s servant in time past, so now I will be your servant,’ then you will defeat for me the counsel of Ahithophel. Go!”. She answered him, “No, my brother, do not violate me, for such a thing is not done in Israel; do not do this outrageous thing. He then went to his own house. And she took dough and kneaded it and made cakes in his sight and baked the cakes. And when David heard of it, he sent Joab and all the host of the mighty men. Cross references: 2 Samuel 7:18 : 7:18-29pp — 1Ch 17:16-27 7 And the men of Israel were defeated there by the servants of David, and the loss there was great on that day, twenty thousand men. David overwhelmed, went in and SAT before the Lord and worshipped. 8. Preach on topics including the rule and reign of David, the ark of the covenant brought to Jerusalem, God's promise to David's descendants, the sin and rebellion of David, and true repentance. And I gave you your master’s house and your master’s wives into your arms and gave you the house of Israel and of Judah. He may do himself some harm.”, But when David saw that his servants were whispering together, David understood that the child was dead. It happened, late one afternoon, when David arose from his couch and was walking on the roof of the king’s house, that he saw from the roof a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful. And a messenger came to David, saying, “The hearts of the men of Israel have gone after Absalom.”, Then David said to all his servants who were with him at Jerusalem, “Arise, and let us flee, or else there will be no escape for us from Absalom. - He’s complicated…but a nephew of Davids... - He’s “Lives to fight guy”…But he’s Joab’s brother and a nephew of David, - Now he’s a little more interesting…He’s not related to David…in fact He came from a the philistines… and most likely began to follow David when David found his way into Gath…when he was running from Saul…this was a bad time for David, Yet Good things can come out of God places…This guys Ittai showed tremendous Loyalty to David in one of his lowest times…He’s fleeing Jerusalem because of Absalom and look at the conversation they have. [II Samuel 12: 10]. 1, 2. See, I will wait at the fords of the wilderness until word comes from you to inform me.”. 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. Thus Coach Reid buried his son on a Tuesday and on Thursday evening was on the field, leading the Eagles in an exhibition contest against over our cross-state rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed. You came only yesterday, and shall I today make you wander about with us, since I go I know not where? 2 Samuel 7:1-29. With Absalom went two hundred men from Jerusalem who were invited guests, and they went in their innocence and knew nothing. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. [2 Samuel 14:25], This brings us to our Lesson for today. 18 David mustered the men who were with him and appointed over them commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds. You have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and have taken his wife to be your wife and have killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. The Tragedy of Dying Without God: 1 Samuel 28:13–20, 31:1–13. There’s also a suggestion here that God fought for David in unusual ways. Under his leadership Israel was secure from her enemies and her territory expanded. Now Absalom and all the people, the men of Israel, came to Jerusalem, and Ahithophel with him. Your grandparents are guilty. How then can we say to him the child is dead? If half of us die, they will not care about us. So be carful where you go, and be carful what you do.... David was good leader because he was able to take counsel and even correction from others... : It is wise not just buy into your own opinion on things, but be able to take counsel from others…because you might be wrong. So Hushai, David’s friend, came into the city, just as Absalom was entering Jerusalem. And she laid her hand on her head and went away, crying aloud as she went. The story reminds us that we live in a world where brokenness has a way of encouraging even more brokenness. And he brought out the spoil of the city, a very great amount. And in the evening he went out to lie on his couch with the servants of his lord, but he did not go down to his house. So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof. It may be that he was caught by his neck. An Absalom Moment – 2 Samuel 18: 5-9, 15, 31-33, The Eleventh Sunday of Pentecost [Proper 14], August 11/12, 2012, Washington Memorial Chapel, Valley Forge, PA + The Rev. Some of the king’s servants are dead, and your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.”, David said to the messenger, “Thus shall you say to Joab, ‘Do not let this matter displease you, for the sword devours now one and now another. Watch our overview video on the book of 2 Samuel, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. It was your servant Joab who commanded me; it was he who put all these words in the mouth of your servant. Are not Zadok and Abiathar the priests with you there? And ten young men, Joab’s armor-bearers, surrounded Absalom and struck him and killed him. And they ravaged the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. “Perishing not only by the sword, but among the thick oaks and tangled briers of the wood, which concealed fearful precipices and great caverns, into which the rebels plunged in their wild fright when the rout set in.” (Spurgeon), Notice that No victory is mentioned…only loss, 7 And the men of Israel were defeated there by the servants of David, and the loss there was great on that day, twenty thousand men -, I find it sad, but a fitting description…why? [2 Samuel 13:21]  Thus the most powerful king Israel ever knew was unable to practice a little tough love with his eldest son. Besides, your father is expert in war; he will not spend the night with the people. When the Ammonites saw that they had become a stench to David, the Ammonites sent and hired the Syrians of Beth-rehob, and the Syrians of Zobah, 20,000 foot soldiers, and the king of Maacah with 1,000 men, and the men of Tob, 12,000 men. Sermon Message. 2 Samuel 18:5-33, Pentecost 10, Commentary, Background, Insights from Literary Structure, Theological Message, Ways to Present the … In the letter he wrote, “Set Uriah in the forefront of the hardest fighting, and then draw back from him, that he may be struck down, and die.”. And the king, and all the people who were with him, arrived weary at the Jordan. and this people and all the men of Israel have chosen, his I will be, and with him I will remain. So it’s great to have advisors, but there is one caveat to that as well…It’s not just about having people to ask…it’s about having the right people to ask, David got counsel from the right guys…men of war, Having a multitude of advisors won’t help you one bit if their all Foolish, having a multitude of advisors won’t help you one bit if their all dumb, Be willing to heed wisdom…but put yourself around the wise…especially those who are wise in the things of the Lord, So David stays in the city…but then he says this to all of his men. So the messenger went and came and told David all that Joab had sent him to tell. Who killed Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? It would be better for me to be there still.” Now therefore let me go into the presence of the king, and if there is guilt in me, let him put me to death.’ ”. 2 Samuel 18:2 "And David sent forth a third part of the people under the hand of Joab, and a third part under the hand of Abishai the son of Zeruiah, Joab's brother, and a third part under the hand of Ittai the Gittite. And your servant had two sons, and they quarreled with one another in the field. And Amnon said to her, “Get up! While they were on the way, news came to David, “Absalom has struck down all the king’s sons, and not one of them is left.”. What was his glory was now his curse – Absalom was literally caught by his own hair in the thick trees of the forest. That a child should have any interest in God's temple, and especially that a child should hold office in that temple, is a circumstance which should arrest our attention. mute. Nevertheless, the image remains of Absalom hanging in the tree: “, So he hung between heaven and earth, as rejected of both.” (Trapp), Notice that though this seems random...This was actually the Sovriegn hand of God. Why did you not go with your friend?”, And Hushai said to Absalom, “No, for whom the. And the young man who kept the watch lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, many people were coming from the road behind him by the side of the mountain. And the Syrians fled before Israel, and David killed of the Syrians the men of 700 chariots, and 40,000 horsemen, and wounded Shobach the commander of their army, so that he died there. In the fourteenth chapter of Second Samuel we read:  Now in all Israel there was no one to be praised so much for his beauty as Absalom; from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him. Absalom is one of the fascinating characters in the Bible. So both of them went away quickly and came to the house of a man at Bahurim, who had a well in his courtyard. The king said to him, “Go in peace.” So he arose and went to Hebron. But when the Syrians saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they gathered themselves together. In order to change the course of things your servant Joab did this. (2 Samuel 18) Carlisle Baptist Church : 24 Jun 2018 : The Return of the King (2 Samuel 18:19-19:40) Emmanuel Church Bath : 05 Mar 2017 : Absalom's Death (Series: 1 & 2 Samuel - A King According to God's Heart) (2 Samuel 18:1) Christ Church Central Sheffield : 26 Feb 2017 : Love The Lost! Friendship: 1 Samuel 18. Sermon Message. For we, too, rebel against God. Soldiers loyal to Absalom seemed to be “swallowed up” by the woods. On the seventh day the child died. And they took Absalom and threw him into a great pit in the forest and raised over him a very great heap of stones. Moreover, Ahithophel said to Absalom, “Let me choose twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue David tonight. So Joab arose and went to Geshur and brought Absalom to Jerusalem. I will come upon him while he is weary and discouraged and throw him into a panic, and all the people who are with him will flee. Many people in public life do not have the luxury of a block of personal time to grieve their pain and loss. [2 Samuel 15:5]. Behold, their two sons are with them there, Ahimaaz, Zadok’s son, and Jonathan, Abiathar’s son, and by them you shall send to me everything you hear.”. Now in all Israel there was no one so much to be praised for his handsome appearance as Absalom. A lot has happened to King David since last week’s lesson. And her brother Absalom said to her, “Has Amnon your brother been with you? But David went up the ascent of the Mount of Olives, weeping as he went, barefoot and with his head covered. And the king went out, and all the people after him. This commonality of grief and loss spoke to me as I focused my attention on the First Lesson for this Sunday, a continuation of last week’s reading, which told us of the Prophet Nathan challenging King David over his sinful behavior, actions that separated Bathsheba from her husband Uriah and caused that good man’s death. There are undoubtedly some damaged relationships here today. And Joab sent to Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman and said to her, “Pretend to be a mourner and put on mourning garments. So David and his men went on the road, while Shimei went along on the hillside opposite him and cursed as he went and threw stones at him and flung dust. 1 Samuel 2:18. And all his servants passed by him, and all the Cherethites, and all the Pelethites, and all the six hundred Gittites who had followed him from Gath, passed on before the king. David would not punish Amnon because he was his firstborn, leading Absalom to … Continue reading "Commentary on 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33" Many of us are parents or grandparents, or perhaps beloved aunts or uncles, and in those roles we have known an Absalom Moment, a time when pain has crashed in upon us because of events or decisions in the lives of those we love and yet feel so powerless to effect any change in the reality of their present distress. It all started when David’s son Amnon raped his half-sister Tamar. Then his servants said to him, “What is this thing that you have done? So David had a desire to lead the Army out in the war…and can i just say that this was a good desire…it just wasn’t the best choice given the circumstance, remember these men do not know that Ahithophel had killed himself, and they knew his eye was focused solely on David…so his men say “You shall not go out” because we get taken down, the fight can continue, but if you get taken out…we lose, David’s men knew that not all positions are created equal…and there are some that need to be tightly secured then others. SERMONS ON 2 SAMUEL. Some people experience trails…they don’t become better…they become bitter, they become entitled, they become selfish. Submission: Training for Exiles, Part 2. And they set down the ark of God until the people had all passed out of the city. With Absalom and the rebels fleeing from David’s army, the King goes to Joab, the same commander that followed the King’s order to stage Uriah’s murder, only this time David requests mercy: Deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom. Who among us has not experienced the death of a child … or a younger brother or sister … or shared such grief in the lives of people we love. Then the archers shot at your servants from the wall. 2 Samuel 9 told how David showed unique kindness to Mephibosheth. This leads us to the last chunk of scripture we’re gonna look at today... And Absalom happened to meet the servants of David. And he instructed the messenger, “When you have finished telling all the news about the fighting to the king. Then Absalom sent for Joab, to send him to the king, but Joab would not come to him. This phrase implies that God fought for David in unusual ways. AMEN. But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah, David’s brother. Intro : Today we’re continuing in our journey through the life of king David, His rise, his reign, and his hardships…and in this chapter he finds himself in a hardship of epic preparations....His Son has led a uprising against him and his followers and driven them out into the wilderness near the forrest… And they halted at the last house. I love good storytelling (which is one of the reason I am endlessly enchanted by scripture). Hushai said, “You know that your father and his men are mighty men, and that they are enraged, like a bear robbed of her cubs in the field. But he would not listen to her, and being stronger than she, he violated her and lay with her. No one can stand on their own merits before God.”, Now David, was willing to dismiss Justice so that he might be reconciled with his son..But God couldn’t or wouldn’t do that because he is holy and just, God’s didn’t forgo Justice, he fulfilled it in Jesus, : It’s always important to remember this Is Jesus’ heart towards…sinners…sin must be dealt with…But God has made a way so that sinner might be dealt with gently, Here we have Absalom, this guilty man hanging on a tree v.10, money was offered for his death v.11, and he was pierced in the heart v.14 all because he was facing God’s judgement 2 sam 17:14, And in this, we have an imperfect picture of Jesus, Jesus was guiltless, But become the guilty, And all of this was to bear the judgement of God that should have been on us, : It’s always important to see Jesus’ sacrifice in every hardship…because some battles are self induced battles, and your greatest enemy is shame…at those time…remember that Jesus hung on a tree, so that you could be set free from Shame, A glimpse of our mission on this earth v.18, At Absalom’s death, we see that he had no sons to carry on the remembrance of his name…But Jesus died and rose again so they so that we could not only be brought into mission, but be brought into the family. David had been settled in Jerusalem for some time. The king said, “Is the hand of Joab with you in all this?” The woman answered and said, “As surely as you live, my lord the king, one cannot turn to the right hand or to the left from anything that my lord the king has said. Then he said to his servants, “See, 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. David was enjoying a time of rest, after all the problems that he had been forced to endure. And he said to him, “O son of the king, why are you so haggard morning after morning? So he called his name Jedidiah, because of the. When the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she lamented over her husband. The Pain of Loss: Sermon on 2 Samuel 18 You all know that I love a good film. And a certain man saw it and told Joab, “Behold, I saw Absalom hanging in an oak.”, The death of Absalom provides one of the more interesting pictures in all the old testament…so while the battle raging on, Absalom’s who has one of the faster modes of transportation around, while fleeing from the battle rides under a tree, and caught his head on one of the breaches and he gets stuck there while the Mule runs off…crazy, Notice that Absalom is in the midst of the war in the first place, Now David wanted to fight in the war as well, but David was fighting for his men...Absalom’s vanity put him in this battle, against the wise counsel of Ahithophel. 2 Samuel 18:17. Series: 2 Samuel. Now hold your peace, my sister. And there he refreshed himself. Then Amnon hated her with very great hatred, so that the hatred with which he hated her was greater than the love with which he had loved her. And laid a very great heap of stones upon him — As a lasting monument of his sin and shame, and of the righteous judgment of God upon him. A female servant was to go and tell them, and they were to go and tell King David, for they were not to be seen entering the city. Now Joab fought against Rabbah of the Ammonites and took the royal city. So the king went out, and all his household after him. See, your evil is on you, for you are a man of blood.”, Then Abishai the son of Zeruiah said to the king, “Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.”, “Humanity has no hope to save itself, and we can’t do anything about it. WE PRAY THAT WE WILL MAKE STEWARDSHIP A WAY OF LIFE. Then Joab arose and went to Absalom at his house and said to him, “Why have your servants set my field on fire?”, Absalom answered Joab, “Behold, I sent word to you, ‘Come here, that I may send you to the king, to ask, “Why have I come from Geshur? Now Jonathan and Ahimaaz were waiting at En-rogel. Then David mustered the men who were with him and set over them commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds. 10. Who Is Giving to Whom? And David’s servants came into the land of the Ammonites. Now therefore the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.’. And whenever a man came near to pay homage to him, he would put out his hand and take hold of him and kiss him. ). Almquist. : Today we’re continuing in our journey through the life of king David, His rise, his reign, and his hardships…and in this chapter he finds himself in a hardship of epic preparations....His Son has led a uprising against him and his followers and driven them out into the wilderness near the forrest of Ephraim, David’s survival has only been by the protective hand of God, and because of Good friends willing to risk it all to honor the king, Ahithophel (The most brilliant counselor at the time) came up with a plan to snuff out David in the wilderness…and tactically speaking, it would have been the right plan to go with essentally the plan was strike now while he’s weakened…But instead Absalom chose to listen to the counsel of Hushai (Essentally sent by David) who came up with another plan…lets mount one grand attack and then all will know how powerful Absalom really is…Absalom listened to Hushai and and this led to the escape of David and his people to safety and an opportunity to plan a counter attack, And I think this is why Ahithophel took his life, because he knew that David would now have an opportunity to regroup…and mount a counter attack that would work and he would be tried for his treason…so he took his life, ) So what we’re see today is the battle between David’s Army and Absalom’s Army....this is a passage about war, yet in the midst of this passage, there are pictures of Jesus that we will highlight at the end, : Today we’re walk-though the battle, and then we’re gonna highlight some things that remind us of our champion in the midst of the battle Jesus. Leave him alone, and let him curse, for the, will look on the wrong done to me, and that the, will repay me with good for his cursing today.”. David learned of this terrible event and, although angry, was unable to punish Amnon, because the young man was his beloved first-born child. For the king will hear and deliver his servant from the hand of the man who would destroy me and my son together from the heritage of God.’, And your servant thought, ‘The word of my lord the king will set me at rest,’ for my lord the king is like the angel of God to discern good and evil. Nevertheless, because by this deed you have utterly scorned the, , the child who is born to you shall die.”. He was the King of Israel. And the conspiracy grew strong, and the people with Absalom kept increasing. The man who told him, David ’ s presence he instructed the messenger went and told David, why., Acceptance, and behold, Zadok came also with all the king, for he not! 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