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The Ripple Effect of David's Sin, Part 5

Sound of Faith / Sharon Hardy Knotts and R. G. Hardy
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February 18, 2022 7:00 am

The Ripple Effect of David's Sin, Part 5

Sound of Faith / Sharon Hardy Knotts and R. G. Hardy

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Greetings friends and new listeners and welcome to the sound of thing. I'm sure not thanking you for joining us today because we know faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.

If you've been listening to our message. The ripple effect of David's sin.

You know it is a real page turner and today we will continue with the second part of the story that deals with the third judgment, David's sin and cover up brought upon his family. The sword will never depart from your house today in the ripple effect of David's sin part two years later.

Now all this time hatred and vengeance is brewing in Absalom's heart and he came up with a plot he wanted and not dead. He wanted to kill him. Why just a slap on the wrist.

So he decided to come up with a plot and he went to his father, King David and he asked him would you come and join me in my man is we go out into the fields to share our sheep. Remember, David was a shepherd at one time and he no doubt loved that that he grew up doing so. This would been a good father-son outing and he said would you come out with me and my men and David said no I'm sorry son I can't come. Absalom knew his father would say no.

He knew that he would say no. He wanted him to say no well there, if you can calm non-my brother, and when he said that David must have felt pain in his spirit, he should have felt a pang in his spirit. Red alert, because he knew the animosity between the two brothers and when he had this hesitation, Absalom deserved his father's hesitation of allowing Amnon to calm and he quickly followed up and said all my brothers come all my brothers come to the hearing and so David even though he had that in his heart even though he knew that there was a possibility that stuff between the brothers.

He did not follow through. He said okay fine all can come and he allowed them all to go to this shearing event and whenever they would hear sheep afterwards they would have a big celebration. You know big dinner.

Let's celebrate you with a big job sharing all them people, and afterwards they would all have celebration and there would be food in all this going to be like a party, and so they all came all the king's sons and Absalom told his own servants. He said watch Amnon and when he is happy with the wine. When he is drinking and getting drunk Callahan. He said this is what he told don't be afraid, be courageous in and you know what, that's exactly what they did at the celebration. The party was going on, Amnon, who would've been probably the cocky guy anyway and he was good and drunk and the servants obeyed Absalom's command, and they killed him well when they killed him brothers like we are out here. They all cleared jumped on their talent back to Jerusalem, they didn't know if it was a lot of them are going to get killed.

They didn't see it coming.

Two years had elapsed, but someone ran ahead and got to David and told David Ho said all your sons are dead said they all are killed. Absalom has killed all of your sons.

This was their words and there is not one left. You can't even imagine. You can try but you can imagine how that must've hit David oh yeah, he had lost the baby one time and that almost devastated him, but now I have all of his sons dad all of it was absolutely grief stricken. He was in shock.

He ripped off his robe with this and along comes, his nephew Jan, a job that same one that advised Amnon to do what he did to Taymor he came along and said okay okay it's not that bad know it's not true all your sons are not dead.

Only Amnon is dead and Absalom killed him because of what he did to Taymor.

Now let's look at verse 37 but Absalom fled and went to town my the son of Annie who king of guess your and David mourned for his son every day so Absalom fled and went to gay sure and was there three years and the soul of King David long to go forth onto Absalom, for he was comforted her.

He had gotten through the grief process concerning Amnon seeing he was dead. So Absalom, of course, had to flee because you know he had killed Amnon the heir to the throne and he led to kinky sure now. I did a little research and I found out that this king was his grandfather. He was the father of one of David's wives and so it's a very small kingdom that existed. It was in the area that the tribe of Manasseh was to inherit and remember when they men with with Joshua that they were told, you know that you're supposed to conquer all the people and take over the land, but this was a small area that they had never conquered and it continued to be a kingdom and so he fled there because that was his grandfather. He was there for three years. But we look at verse 39 and we see that, in spite of the fact that what Absalom has done in killing his brother Amnon love this kid this boy and now he had to accept it or not was gone and he had worked through the grief process of losing that boy. And even though Absalom had done it as part David locked number one.

The sword shall never depart your family. This is the first victim. The ripple effect is now going out another ripple the prophecy is now starting to be fulfilled starting because he said will never depart. So David knowing his heart of hearts that this was that prophecy coming to pass. And number two he to Do Way, Amnon raped his daughter. Where was his loving concern for that girl. Why didn't he do something against Amnon, you know I'm not saying he should've put in the death but I'm saying you should have done something wrong with this cocky sound thinking he got away with it. Just doing to somebody doing delays lusted after doing delays stopped in or prevented from going after another young girl that he thought was very beautiful because he had lost burning in his loins. Amen David had failed to discipline him and allowing that bitterness and vengeance to burn in the heart of Absalom and David. He knew why Absalom had done it.

And so he longed for his son.

He longed it says to go forth, Absalom, but he didn't. He didn't. It's now been five altogether. Remember two years before Absalom finally killed Amnon and now he has been three years sure worth his grandfather and David wanted to get Absalom back into favor but he did nothing about it. So now Joab decides something's got to be done about the situation.

I've got to do something to get Absalom and David back together again because he saw that Dave was pining for his son and lonely for his son. So this is the plot he came up with. I'm going to paraphrase this because it's chapter 14 we can do all this reading so he went for a wise woman and he coached her what to do. He told her to go before King David and ask for his help in a family crisis that she had. He said I want you to go I want you to look like you've been mourning for a long time so look frazzled, don't fix yourself up.

Don't put any oil on your face look like a mother who is brokenhearted in mourning for her child and go and tell him I am a widow of two sons. I'm a widow. I had two sons and one day my sons were out in the field fighting with one another.

This is a very important thing she said and there was no one there to break them up.

See, she's wants David to see the things the way she saw it because even though they were fighting and now one son kills the other son. She says somebody should have been there to stop them from fighting a witness going that far. That's what this mother was saying to David so she said there was no one there to stop them and break them up and so one son killed the other.

Now not only is against me.

They want me to deliver my living signed up to be killed for murdering his brother Jesus, but I just can't do that I will be alone I will be a widow with no children to help me and my husband's name and inheritance will be lost because they can only go from father to son. There were no more children.

There were no sons and she would not be able to inherit it had to go to the son she says my husband's name and his inheritance will be lost because of the no son to inherit. David was very moved by her and he promised to protect her from the adventures of blood.

He said not one pair of his head shall fall to the ground. If you've ever wondered where that's in the Bible and you might've been prone to look for in the New Testament, and you'll find things that are very close to it by God numbers all the hairs on your head. But here David said to this mama not one pair of your son's head will fall to the ground. I will make sure that he is safe and that he is protected and you go home now and it gives you any trouble. I will send someone to straighten it out. She's ready to go out the door. She's done everything that Joab told her she played the part well and David believed everything she said. He said okay and then she turned and said all King, may I speak one more thing to you and he said okay say on what so then she said what have you done against Israel. When you have not sent for your son to bring them home again that's look at verse 14 of chapter 14 for we must need to die and are is water spilled on the ground which cannot be gathered up again and neither does God respect any person yet. Does he devise means that his banished be not expelled from him. What was she saying she was saying.

If God himself does things to bring his wayward sons and daughters back to him. The wayward children of God, God will devise some way that if they want to come back they can come back even on the Old Testament if they wanted they can come back we saw last week when we read Psalm 51 when David prayed after Nathan said you're the man and told him what he had done and so this morning was reasoning with him. She was don't you think you want to bring your son how and David said did Joab put you up to this and she said yes he did. He put me up to it and he put the words in my mouth and you know what it worked. David call for Joab and told him to bring Absalom back to Jerusalem to his house. Let's look at verse 24 and the king said that in turn to his own house and let him not see my face so Absalom returned to his own house, and Saul, not the king's face now here we had David not handling it the way he should have. Okay he gave in. He said you know you can come back and get sure up there in the North, come on back to Jerusalem to go back to your house. Absalom had his own house. He was married and had children, you can come back to your own house, but you can't come to the palace. I don't want to see your face so what kind of reconciliation was that for him. Amen.

So he does come back. He probably thinks come back and you know, little by little will work it out little will get there. It's not going to be easy, but we can get there and things will be mended between me and my father. When you know what to whole years went by and David had done nothing to try to reconcile with Absalom just let it go as it was, and meanwhile, during those two years, Absalom became a dealer with the people in Jerusalem. That's of the verse 25 but in all Israel. There was none to be so much praised his Absalom for his beauty from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.

There was no blemish in him. I mean this guy had Hollywood looks amen was something to look at, you know I won't.

But it goes on to tell you that he would get a haircut once a year. Once again he would get a haircut and when he got a haircut.

They would weigh the hair weighed 7 pounds. Now you know that's a lot here not so much how long it was, when average your hair grows ahead an inch a month so you know it's not to be down to his knees or anything. It shows you how it was how it was. Amen. It was thick coarse and beautiful was really a handsome man so Absalom wanted Joab to go to his father the king and tell him I want to see you. So he sent a messenger to go to Joab and say Joab Absalom. Once you go to the king for him and try to set up some kind of face-to-face meeting Joab totally ignored Joab didn't even answer him at all.

So Absalom said second message and said Joab please Absalom wants you to go to the king and see if you can set up a meeting for us and the second time. Absalom didn't bother to answer him at all.

Just ignore him. So Absalom went to one of his servants. He said go out to that field because Joab's fields and Absalom fields, but in one another. He said go to his barley field and set it on fire and he set it on fire and you know what happened. Joab come run into Absalom's house and said what did you do or what you should get him back in the day when I was growing up street we are our messages you know when he's coming after you doing the word of the Lord, you messenger you you on your own like that anymore messages anymore, but it's not many a person to the altar send the altar sure they were going to make sure I went to the other many times growing up times.

I went to the author something was wrong. You should try to scare people come to the altar. Well, the Scripture says in Jude on some compassion, making a difference. Other say by fear fire arm and stained by the flesh. So yeah it's okay to scare people out to hell. Hell amen. So needless to say, Joab set up a meeting and he went to the king.

Amen. Let's look at verse 32 and Absalom answer Joab because I sent you saying come Hitler that I may send you to the king to say wherefore had my come from just sure it had been good for me to have been there still now therefore let me see the king's face when he inmate may so I said I am sorry that you feel bro but that was the only way to get your attention and here's the thing I want to settle this matter once and for all. I don't want to live the rest of my life in lingo I want to get it settled. I like to see the king what he inmate was wrongfully sisters right when nobody else what discipline was so much as a word, the Scripture said. David spoke either bad or good and Absalom neither bad nor good because he didn't have the authority. He said there's an iniquity in me then let the king tell me verse 33 so Joab came to the king and told him, and when he had called for Absalom. He came to the king and bowed himself on his face to the ground before the king and the king kissed Absalom.

Do you see any tears of joy.

Do you see any hugs and tears and all my son I missed you so much know a polite polite kiss just the protocol you know the Easter's kiss on the cheek mean is nothing to it.

It's just politeness. There was no real healing there.

David did it, but there was something in David's heart as much as he love that boy and long for him. There was something in him that he did not truly open up and let there be healing. So what you think. That did Absalom set okay so I finally get to see my father at the been hanging around here for two years and he said Joab should have just stayed up there and get sure what I'm here for to come here and my father still refuses to see me staying there now here IN and nothing's changed. Now I get to see his father and maybe he thinks now we can go forward from here.

But he couldn't because his father just gave them a polite kiss and that was that. And now, all this bitterness and anger that's been boiling in his heart because he had to go in exile all that time and no one ever stood up for his sister but him is boiling over, and he believes he's never ever going to actually be in his father's favor again. So he goes to work against his father to undermine his father's authority and favor with the people, so he would go out in the city where people were standing in line waiting to get into the palace to see the king or one of the king's men and to tell them their problem like that woman that Joab said people had problems they needed someone to advise them. In some cases they needed someone legally to intervene on their behalf, so he let what he saw all the people waiting to get in to see the king, and he began to mingle with the people and he began to tell them there's nobody in the palace is going to help you. The king is not going to help your case won't do anything for you but I will. I'll help you. I'll give you counsel so we went amongst the people doing that. Let's look now on chapter 15 and verse four said moreover talking to the people. Oh, that I may judge in the land that every man which has any suits or any calls might come under me and I would do him justice in undermining with discord. Sowing discord amongst the people. If I were the judge you get treated better if I were the judge. I would work on your behalf. Verse five and it was so that when any man came not to him to do him in abeyance that would be to bow down before he put forth his hand and took him and kissed him. He was now acting like the king, someone will come and bow before he would take their hand in.

That's what the king would've done. Amen. Verse six and on this matter did Absalom do to all Israel that came to the king for judgment. Listen to this. So Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel, he stole their hearts with discord and flattery and then after he had stolen their hearts and a lot of people now were on his side. He began to go forth amongst the man and gather men to join his little group. They didn't know they they didn't know what he was doing. Megan realized he was trying to amass an army. They didn't realize that they were just glad to be a part to help him and then he said before I fell, there was one of David's main counselors to join can and I hit the fell showing him a conspiracy against David.

If you were here last week. You know who I hit the fellas Bathsheba's grandfather. He was the one that told Absalom take all the women that were left behind, the wives were left behind and go up on the rooftop and have sex with them in the sunshine before everyone we asked ourselves last week.

Why in the world. What I hit the fell tell Absalom to do something so vile and the answer is he was Bathsheba's grandfather. So now he still got this in his spirit because now he joins Absalom in a conspiracy against David, let's look at verse 12 and Absalom said for hit the fell the Gibeonites. David's counselor from the city, even from the low why he offered sacrifices he was praying he was actually in the middle of praying and the conspiracy was strong for the people increased continually with Absalom and there came a messenger to David saying the hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom and listen to what David did. And David said unto all his servants that were with him at Jerusalem. He said, arise, and let us flee for we shall not else escape from Absalom makes speeded apart lest he overtake us suddenly and bring evil upon us, and smite the city with the edge of the sword, so when they came to tell David that you're in trouble because the hearts of the people now, Absalom has successfully won them over and their heart is with him to make him king. So David said to his men packed up.

He said to his wives pack up the only left 10 behind to keep the house packed up, were going to flee the city. Why did he do that because he did not want a confrontation with Absalom and his men because he knew if they did have a confrontation. Many people in the city would die and that what he said, lest he smite the city with the edge of the sword to spare a Civil War in Jerusalem with many innocent people dying he said no will just leave will pack up and will go and so that's what they did. They packed up and they laughed. If we read verse 31. He was later told one told David saying I hit the fellas among the conspirators with Absalom and David said, old Lord, I pray you turn the Council of I hit the fell into foolishness. Amen. What a comprehensive look at the life and influence of one of God's choice servants king David, whom God had said, is a man after my known heart in part one of the ripple effect of David's sin.

We sell that the cover-up he concocted was worse than his original sin of adultery and its collateral damage was widespread and tragic.

Likewise, his judgment was swift and terrible. The child born of adultery died 10 of his concubines were publicly molested by his own son who tried to steal his throne and today in part two we are following the trail of death in the final part of his judgment the sword will never depart from your house. This is a multifaceted story rich with nuances and nuggets so to order on CD request SK 207 extend a minimum love gift of $10 for a radio ministry to sound of faith PO Box 1744, Baltimore, MD 21203 or order from our estore@soundoffaith.org where you can also order on MP3s, but to order the ripple effect of David's sin part two by mail send your minimum love gift of $10 to PO Box 1744, Baltimore, MD 21203 and request SK 207 if you would like to order part one as well add $10 and request SK 206. That's $20 for both SK 206, part one and SK 207 part two. Till next time. The shower not saying that


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