Thursday, May 24, 2012

2 Samuel 16-18: Sin Full Grown

2 Samuel 18:33
Amplified Bible (AMP)

33 And the king was deeply moved and went up to the chamber over the gate and wept. And as he went, he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would to God I had died for you, O Absalom, my son, my son!

I hear anguish in these words. David continued to love his son, Absalom, no matter how badly he messed up. The last thing David wanted was the death of another beloved one. Yet David had seen the deaths of four of his children…

Tamar, Amnon, Absalom and the unborn child of Bathseba.
  • Tamar was not physically dead but desolate in soul. The torment of this condition can be worse than physical death.
  • Amnon was murdered by Absalom’s dictate because of hate birthed through revenge.
  • Righteous man turned rebel, Absalom who was killed while attempting to overthrow David’s leadership.

  • The unborn child, who died because of David’s unrighteous deed with Bathsheba and her husband Uriah.

David's story reveals unfaithfulness, murder, betrayal, rape, violence, revenge, hatred, brokeness, rebellion, and deception ultimately all resulting in death.

James 1:14-16
Amplified Bible (AMP)

14 But every person is tempted when he is drawn away, enticed and baited by his own evil desire (lust, passions).

15 Then the evil desire, when it has conceived, gives birth to sin, and sin, when it is fully matured, brings forth death.

16 Do not be misled, my beloved brethren.

My friends, sin is not something in which to dabble. Sin full grown ends in death. David’s story proves it!

“Sin Destroys, Teach My Children”
by Beautiful Grace

It appears harmless, innocent, beautiful,
Intriguing, exciting, powerful, even holy,
But sin is none of these things.

It lurks in the shadows of our minds,
Seeking those whom it may devour.

It comes as a thought pondered upon too long.
It disguises itself through the twisted speech
Of the Evil One.

When we allow It into our lives,
It eventually manifests Its true form.

Sin is darkness.
The serpent of old,
Beelzebub, himself, lives there.

He opens wide his mouth
And sinks his teeth deep into our flesh.
His bite transfers seeds of deception into our hearts,
Separating us from our Father.

The seeds sprout and when fully grown
Bring forth death.

“Sin destroys, teach my children,”
The Lord has commanded.

Holy Spirit root out the seeds of sin.
Pull out the weeds, Lord.
Remove Evil’s deception from our hearts.

Heavy, intense, and sobering, but TRUTH. Love does not remain silent about something that can harm and lead to death.

With Much Love Always…
Beautiful Grace


rach. said...

love this!

love, rach.

Beautiful Grace said...

Thank you for the encouragement, Rach! Bless you!!!