Amnon is conniving, which shows that he is a total reprobate. Proverbs 2:12 says “Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse, 13 who have left the straight paths to walk in dark ways, 14 who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,15 whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways.”
Who wants to have a son who turns out like this? But often it is our own fault….for we did not disciple and teach them...there are times when a child is discipled and they walk away, that is between them and the Lord, but there is often a lack of discipleship with our words and with our lives, that David obviously failed at, and he doesn’t even do anything about it afterward...his moral courage has diminished...to discipline his own son and hold him accountable. But Jesus took anyone under his wing, even strays like us, the toughest cases no one else would touch, he can touch, and heal. A good way to think about repentance is that you are riding on the train of sin and see the ravine ahead and the bridge is out and you jump off the train! Get off! You need to get off that train. Flee to Christ from the sin of lying.
In Prayer Today:
Let the truth of Christ dwell richly in your hearts that we may also speak the truth to others today.