2 Samuel 18:32,33 (KJV)
32 And the king said unto Cushi, Is the young man Absalom safe? And Cushi answered, The enemies of my lord the king, and all that rise against thee to do thee hurt, be as that young man is.
33 And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept: and as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!
We will now look at how Absalsom’s life ended, which was very sad. It is recorded that Joab said, “I may not tarry thus with thee. And he took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom, while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak. Continue Reading
Matthew 23:25,26 (KJV)
25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
Have you ever seen people say such long prayers as if it is scripted? Unless it is heartfelt and Holy Spirit led, then it is not of God. Continue Reading
Matthew 24:7,8 (KJV)
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Let us now learn from and break down what Jesus said in the verses above. He said that there would be pestilences in diverse places on the earth, that things would get worse in the wintertime. Continue Reading
2 Samuel 15:31,32 (KJV)
31 And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O Lord, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.
32 And it came to pass, that when David was come to the top of the mount, where he worshipped God, behold, Hushai the Archite came to meet him with his coat rent, and earth upon his head:
It was because God allowed Hushai to speak out His counsel unto Absalom, that what Ahithophel said became foolishness. Continue Reading
2 Samuel 16:11,12 (KJV)
11 And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, which came forth of my bowels, seeketh my life: how much more now may this Benjamite do it? let him alone, and let him curse; for the Lord hath bidden him.
12 It may be that the Lord will look on mine affliction, and that the Lord will requite me good for his cursing this day.
It was in this time that “Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Go in unto thy father’s concubines, which he hath left to keep the house; and all Israel shall hear that thou art abhorred of thy father: then shall the hands of all that are with thee be strong. Continue Reading
2 Samuel 15:25,26 (KJV)
25 And the king said unto Zadok, Carry back the ark of God into the city: if I shall find favour in the eyes of the Lord, he will bring me again, and shew me both it, and his habitation:
26 But if he thus say, I have no delight in thee; behold, here am I, let him do to me as seemeth good unto him.
It was at this time that David found himself in a bad spot with his son and the people, but his heart continued with the Lord for safety and guidance. Continue Reading
Romans 14:11,12 (KJV)
11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
Though repentance is always a possibility for every person before him or her dies, most people will put this off until it is too late. Continue Reading
Ephesians 4:29-31 (KJV)
29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
Paul is a great teacher in the Bible and not only taught the people in Ephesus about repenting of our evil speaking, but also when he wrote a letter to the Colossians. Continue Reading