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July 30, 2020 1:00 am
When you got that bad advice in the person look at you and say listen, let me give you some really ungodly count they didn't say that the comes with no warning. If you will. Here's one thing to do. Look at the person's life.
What's your life with. Look at the fruit in their life, and you can see a lot of good things and there's good fruit. It may be good in my if you don't see good fruit is a real good is not good advice of their offering welcome to cross the bridge with David McGee, the senior minister of the bridge in Kernersville, North Carolina at the bridge. David McGee has assisted pastors in one of those is Neil welcomed the program today. Thanks, Bob.
Good to be here with you. Good to be in the studio today and as always you hear me say it a lot excited about getting into the teaching we've been taught here to dig deep in the word test this stuff and a lot of this is going to be on counsel seeking the right kind of counsel making sure to seek counsel before making decisions. And this is what this chapter is about past David does a great job as being able to make application of these truths. That's true to my reminder list is PG on the stage, so let's listen first second Samuel turn with me. The second Samuel chapter 13 while you turn there.
Let's quickly review what happened in 11 and 12. David with Bathsheba and then Nathan comes and tells him the story about the shepherd and the sheep in its easy for David to see the sand and the other people which is trait that we have as well.
At this point David has confessed God has forgiven him. But God also said you know I David because this happened. The sword is never going to depart from your from your house, and Serena C. This fulfillment in this chapter. Second Samuel chapter 13 verse one says after this Absalom, the son of David, had a lovely system whose name was tomorrow and Amnon the son of David, loved her, and I was so distressed over sister tomorrow that he became sick. She was a virgin and was improper for Amnon to do anything to, or solicit was explained here that this was a large family.
They had several mothers and different mothers. And and and different children of the different mothers, but it was still against the Mosaic law to marry here half-sister stepsister everyone a phrase that and and we know that these men were of different mothers second Samuel chapter 3 verses two and three sons were born to David and had run his firstborn was Amnon by an and Norma Jezreel -itis is second to Leon by Abigail, the widow of the ball. The Carmelite third, Absalom, the son of a cop, the daughter of Tomei, King of go sure that tells us they had different mothers and then since it says that Tamara was the sister of Absalom. We know that he that Tamara had a different mother than Amnon but still they had the same father so they couldn't be when you see here unfolding in this chapter Serena C Amnon, Absalom, and tomorrow are all affected by this prophecy spoken over David that I doesn't release him of any responsibility just kinda predicted in advance. The outcome Amnon felt this way was having these thoughts. This is the time for Amnon to stop what he's thinking and and get ready to do it again. We talked about here that you know we we get it planned out our mind long before our body gets in trouble. It's our mind that leads us down that path to keep in mind this was prohibited in book of Leviticus 9 chapter 18 verse nine is nakedness of your sister, the daughter of your father or the daughter of your mother, whether born at home or elsewhere their neck in this you shall not uncover the nakedness of your son's daughter, your daughters, daughter their neck in this you shall not uncover for theirs is your own neck this necklace of your father's wife's daughter forgot about your father. She's your sister shall not uncover her neck in this and in Deuteronomy chapter 27, 22, says curses the one who lives with her sister, the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother and all the people shall say so.
It lays out the Scripture doesn't matter half-sister half-brother does matter can be with see what happens. Verse three, but Amnon had a friend whose name was Jonah dad, the son of Simeon, David's brother Jonah. Dad was a very crafty man and he said the wire you the king's son becoming thinner, day after day we not tell me Amnon said to him I love Tamara my brother, Absalom system encourages him. Be careful you to what to because you can say something to the wrong person that will come back to mess with you. And in this case Amnon picks the wrong guy to confide because at this point that the person was confined in should of said hey Amnon what are you thinking you're the king's son, you're the firstborn you're in line for the throne in your talk about marrying your have to do given a rationing you leave and go out of town Jonah retreats out and get your brain together on this. Don't do it. Is that what he says.
Well Serena verse five so Jonah dad said to him, lie down on your bed and pretend to be ill and when your father comes to see you say to him please let my sister Tamara come and give me food.
The food must like that I may see it needed from her hand's is bad advice. But you know the problem about advice is never labeled as bad advice. When somebody gives you advice. It'll take limitation of this can be really stupid, you can hurt yourself but limited to a chart of the they don't ever say that how great it would be you know it when somebody started dinner. Given your bad advisors will bloom the popular with her at her horrible advice. You know are some warning warning warning danger Will Robinson intersects with when their Senate, but that doesn't happen to you. Here's the thing. Be careful, you take advice from be careful who you take advice from Psalm chapter 1, and with enough referred to the Psalm a lot here.
Wait. Psalm chapter 1 verse one says blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord and in his law he meditates day and the counsel of the ungodly. The path of sinners speaking with somebody earlier about, and we we need psychology is an interesting study of behavior and when the human brain and whatnot we need to be very careful because there are people out there. They're trying to integrate those studies in those principles into the Bob be very careful because the people that came up with a lot of those foundational truths which is you know Maslow in an Freudian scanner and all these guys were not Christian.
So understand their coming at it from the concept of God does not exist. Sin does not exist. Humankind has invented this thing called guilt in order to deal with the wrongdoings or understanding have to be real careful now versus you don't walk in the counsel ungodly, but he can't hear everybody in years got bad advice I would set a granite can we take that for granted anybody near not ever get any better, but okay no wires in the house to when you got bad advice in the person look at you and say listen, let me give me some really ungodly counts. They didn't say that today so again, it comes with no warning. If you will.
Here's one thing to do.
Look at the person's life.
What's your life look what what does their family look like what does the wife with a male what is a wife look like, well, love, blessed the woman was a husband well taken care of will if not, warning, warning they're trying to share with you how to raise her kids going with her Look at the fruit in their life, and you can see a lot of good things and there's good fruit. It may be good advice if you don't see good fruit. Chances are real good is not good advice that they're offering likely to be very careful who you receive counsel from be very careful who you receive counsel from there's a lot of people out there that that appear like they are gifted in the area of counseling. The problem is when you hold them up to the litmus test of the Bible.
Then you start to see stuff was like well that's not really writing that's not right and and this is in writing and is a Scripture was not really scriptural.
A lot of counseling is built on this premise, let's go back into your past and figure out what got messed up that you are the way you are today couple problems with number one Paul said forgetting those things which are behind, let's go all must press forward to the calling of Christ Jesus. See because when we start the dinner past. Here's what happens. A lot of times we discover that we been a victim when you discover this friend one answer have you really come to you discover that something bad was done to you that some horrible thing occurred and is accurately answer how you became who you are today know it doesn't. The reality is we are who we are today because we were born into a fallen human race. We were born with a sinful nature, you may not like that answer. I don't like that answer. But that is the answer we have an innate sinful fallen nature that we need salvation from if you think that man and women have innate human good. You don't have to. You know, because once you have children you realize there is no such thing as innate human. In this you don't have children and you're wondering about this.
Go over to the children's ministry one third just inherently evil, they just talked about this before, you don't think your children go in and be selfish. Do you know but do they do that absolutely pleaded teacher led if he did again free biblical counseling is called the church as bad teaching children what they do that is so devastating. The first child when they look at the right they live theaters like your mama teach you that you know okay so you figure out bad things happen to you like that happened all night, you become the victim is not really an answer is that really help because of the best that type of counseling can only look at you and say well your wounded human wounded okay were finished. That's it. We discovered your wounded where's the how was the redemption, there is none in the answer lies in understanding that were all fallen human beings sinful and we need forgiveness from Jesus Christ and we need a relationship with Jesus we need to come to him and be forgiven and develop that relationship. There's something about us that likes feeling like a victim or you understand everybody else is doing me wrong, I've never done anything wrong.
It just feels good and sounds good, Ms. that's not what you need to hear as much as you may want to hear that it's everybody else's fault. What you need. The here's there's things in your life you need to address and until you address those things you're going to keep experiencing the same circumstances oftentimes from this platform.
I have to say things that I know you guys. You know, I know some things I say are just a blessing and I'm going to get some hallelujahs and some amen and I know talk about some of is that the night and getting it early link. I don't like saying it to be on it because I listen to the recording.
She is so that I get convicted as well. But here we have this guy given this advice. Amnon will take the advice he will end up a rapist committing incest and end up being killed.
Good advice about bad advice. You're listening to Pastor David McGee on cross the bridge will be back with more than just a moment but first, if you haven't been to our website across the bridge.com yet what you waiting for go to cross the bridge.com to learn more about how listeners like you are helping get the life-changing truth of God's word to more people to the radio, Internet and mobile technologies across the bridge.com you can also check out our broadcast schedule.
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Now here's Pastor David as he continues showing verse by verse, verse six, then Amnon lay down and pretend to be Ellen. When the king came the Sam Amnon said to the king. Please let Tamara my sister, like a couple cakes for me in my sight that I may eat from her hand and the other thing that makes it so sinister is the guide included David in this plot go get David Goguen get David thing about this get David to offer his daughter to you, which is what happened. Fathers need to consider that understand the meaning you got a daughter you're gonna fight over close as it mean you just let it be on this call happened don't… Find I was talking with the Christian brother one time and he said you know sometimes Christian fathers remind me of Lot when he was turning out his two daughters to the strangers and saying take some battles were slight about a worse light and and here's another mistake Amnon didn't say what she this guy this guy. He gave me this advice it what you think asking about because of the NASA myositis adman and bad advice. Don't do it is what the Bible says about that. Proverbs chapter 15 verse 22 says, without counsel, plans go awry, but in the multitude of counselors they are established another proverb 24 sixes for by wise counsel you will wage your own war and in the multitude of counselors there is safety there safety. The lifeless nursing counsel seek counsel before taking action on important decision seek counsel before taking action on important decision. Talk to some people talk to some people that are mature in the war. They have good fruit in her life and sampling about this when you think of this and listen to their answer no multitude of counselors there is safety.
Can but here's what you you need to be careful and make money balances out sometimes and were looking to get an answer.
We know the answer.
Looking we go to somewhere say well you know I really want to do this thing, but as a preliminary — somebody what I should do what you love who you shouldn't do that. All I care less about else they would even go to the nation do that. I like that answer either. When you're in this phase. Make sure you're just not looking for the answer you want to get that you're truly open the Council because sometimes you just keep asking to get the answer that you want to get to begin with, and that's not really benefiting verse seven and David sent home to Tamara saying now go to your brother Amnon's house and prepare food from CCL. David gets involved in the same David Hayes being deceived, and you have to wonder. Did he actually pray about this or didn't know I have to think some somebody or some bell went off in his head that he didn't listen to this is the seed of David in his permissiveness here since his daughter to very bad place. Bad things can happen is that as a parent you can't be popular with your job. I think a lot of times moms and dads they try to be there child's buddy and their friends and you can do that. Let me encourage that you be times when you're not your child's friend and my dad.
You know I used to race to try to pull it all my data daddy are not my freedom to know what legal means that I'm not your friend.
I'm your daddy sometimes in your to be unpopular and you know if your caring and somewhat controlling of your child, there will be times when your child is like you not appreciate but if you're not caring and controlling enough listen to me closely. It may cost your child their virginity and perhaps even their life, so maybe we should be okay with not be unpopular with her children never know. David makes a mistake. Verse eight so Tamara went to her brother Amnon's house and he was lying down in sheets of flour needed. It made cakes in the site and bake the cake since she took the pan and place them out the form, but he refused to eat and then Amnon said, have everyone go out from me and they all went out from in this first warning sign.
I mean, this is getting set up maybe at this point somebody in tomorrow you should be alone with Amnon.
I guess because they were in the same family leave unit people would be okay but first, and then Amnon said Tamara bring the food and the veteran that I may eat from your hand. Tamara took the cake switch is made and brought in the Amnon her brother in the bedroom when she had brought them to him to eat. He took hold of her and said that her come live with me. My sister the David's words should never go to go.
Come me message investors wrong on a lot of different levels. Verse 12 but she answered him though my brother did not force me for no such thing should be done in Israel do not do this disgrace think she's trying to reason with verse 13 and where could I take my shaman is for you.
You would be like one of the fools in Israel.
Now, therefore please speak to the king, for he will not withhold any from you should go to David telling that you know you love me and you want to marry me and and and and maybe he'll do it, sad, sad commentary that she thinks David will do something that's in violation of Scripture Matthew question. Why would you think that is about should is about.
She been working to see the David's, deal with that. I wonder how differently. David's response to his kids would've been every one of them suffered under the shame and the guilt of the issue of the thing with Bessie verse 14. However, he would not heed her voice and being stronger than she. He forced her in late with direct right ladies, if a man is being forceful with you in any way let the warning signals fly. This shows you number one is not a godly man and he doesn't really care for you in the way that he should move on.
At the very least, the motives that he shown you are mixed at the very worst they're the only motives look at verse 15 then Amnon hated her exceedingly so that the hatred with which he hated her was greater than the love with which he had loved her and Amnon said the horizon be gone cold and callous) and said I'm done get out Haiti love can turn to lust, but it's a very rare thing that last turns the love it's a very rare thing.
What we see here is less turn in the hate how to tell lust and love. The difference well. One of the ways is what we were told.
Love is patient, love is kind.
One does not seek its own, is what first renders 13 tells us see love seeks to bless others.
Last seeks the blessed self, and in a relationship with somebody just always seeking to bless themselves than that appear to be a lustful relationship, but of their seeking to bless others when there may be love a man well I guess I should flip that around to have your man, and a woman's pushing you to do something physically, sexually you're not married there's a problem. Be careful of that same true love waits for 16 so she said to him, though. Indeed, this evil is sending me away is then the other that you did to me but he would not listen or think you know what that you write me was bad. The fact you're trying to now send me away is worth while. Because there was understanding of this happened at the man would do the honorable thing and then marry the woman and now he's not only dishonoring her through rate. Please dishonoring her even more, saying get out get out of in her responses interested. Verse 17 then he called his servant who attended him, and said here's this woman out a way for me, and bolt the door behind her is interesting here in the new King James out of it's a new living translation is the same thing when it says here put this woman out that what that word woman is in italics, when you when you read the Bible and you see a word in italics. What that means is it's not in the original languages put their the counter continued to fall that word woman is not in there what he actually said was here put this out away from me, and bolt the door behind her. Verse 18 that she had on a robe of many colors, for the king's virgin daughters were wore such apparel. And his servant put her out and bolted the door behind her.
Then Tamara put ashes on her head and took a robe of many colors that was on her and later hand on her head and went away crying bitterly. She tore the sleeves off and and in her actions when she was doing was she was actually going to the motions of morning a husband who had been killed or died. This man had taken something from her that he never should've taken me share something with you if you're a young person here in your version be so careful and years of being in ministry.
I've never spoken to one person who regretted waiting not want but I spoken to a lot of people. All of who regretted not waiting for the story about this girl she was school and issue. Everybody knew that she was waiting until marriage and and they would make fun of you nurse know why all the instruction and she prayed, she said, Lord, I don't know what to tell these people and after much prayer she felt like the Lord said spoke to her as so they started to come on her. One day she stood up and she sitting on who I am is God's gift to me. My purity is God. It is my gift back to God and she said to them, she said you know what, and keep in mind that any weekend. I want to I can go be like one of y'all, and not be pure anymore and not be a virgin but you guys can never ever ever again be like I am now remember that young people once it's gone, it's gone now. I believe scripturally I believe theologically that if you blow it you come to Jesus and you say Jesus, please forgive me of my sentence and Jesus will do that but will rescind in this chapter is a lot of times the consequences of the forgiven sin were still there and you may pay form for a long time and they're not always in correlation to how deep and dark. The Senate mean there's people out there that catch AIDS for some there with some understanding doesn't necessarily seem fair to me but I'm not the judge consequences are often more than we thought they would be and when lust is involved, people get hurt when loves involved people get blessed when lust is involved. People get verse 20 and Absalom the brother said to her as Amnon your brother been with you. Hold your peace. My sister, here's your brother. Do not take this thing the heart to Tamara remain desolate and her brother Absalom fell sleep explained when David sent for her. She was in one house.
She couldn't be in the house anymore because that was a place for the virgin daughters of the King she could go back that and Absalom said you can come with with me and I'll protect you and I'll take care of a loving brother.
However, there could be some mixed motives here with Absalom. The real get into print. Do you know for sure that your sins have been forgiven. You can know right now own Legion.
A short simple prayer simply telling God you're sorry and asking him to help you to live for him. Please pray this prayer with me out loud right now. Dear Jesus, I believe you died for me that I could be forgiven and I believe you were raised from the dead that I could have a new life not done wrong things I have sent and I'm sorry. Please forgive me of all those things. Please give me the power to live for you. All of my days in Jesus name, amen friend of you prayed that prayer according to the Bible you've been forgiven you've been born again. Jesus said he would not turn anybody away who comes to him and he came for those people who knew they needed forgiveness. Those who were sick, not the righteous to congratulations for you just made the greatest decision that you will ever make. God bless you, if you prayed that prayer with David for the first time we'd love to hear from you. You can visit crossed the bridge.com to receive our first steps package with helpful resources to help you begin your walk with Christ. You can also write to cross the bridge at PO Box 12 515 Winston-Salem, NC 27117 and share how God is working in your life. Now before we go in the world it seems chaotic at every turn. Jesus wants you to experience peace this year want you to experience his shalom, which is wholeness, joy and hope. No matter what the circumstances are that you face every day meal. Do we have a resource that can help her existence with this yet about Pastor David wrote a simple book that can show you how to experience this shalom that you were just talking about it's easy to read and full of great analogies to share powerful biblical truths across the bridge to life. Discover your venture will be a blessing to any of our listeners, Bob, and that's a great gift to think any of our listeners that financially support us to help more people crossed the bridge from death to life. Go to cross the bridge.com to request your copy today also stay in wake up with encouragement from Pastor David through the word of God with this email. Devotional life lessons that consider daily reading plan and even biblical thoughts to meditate on throughout your day. From the heart of Pastor Dave yes Neil and it's free and easy to sign up today across the bridge.com.
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