Absalom would come to do what David never did against Saul, “raise his hand against the Lord’s anointed.” However, in response David has an incredible trust and rest in the sovereignty of God. All in all he exemplifies this characteristic of God, that he does not desire the death of the wicked. But in addition we will confront a principle here that is distasteful to us. That God, through Jesus, is the King of all the world. And that rebellion against him is worthy of punishment. Stephen did not get stoned for announcing “God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life,” he was stoned for saying this: Acts 7:51 “You stiff-necked people! Your hearts and ears are still uncircumcised. You are just like your ancestors: You always resist the Holy Spirit! 52 Was there ever a prophet your ancestors did not persecute? They even killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One. And now you have betrayed and murdered him…”
ere in this chapter one of the main themes is mankind’s rebellion against the Lord’s anointed king.
We must not forget who David represents to the people, and to the New Testament writers: the Lord’s anointed king, and a shadow and type of Christ! We must be broken in humility before the king of kings, we must lay down our arms of rebellion. We must realize that God’s love and mercy came to us while we were still rebels, and he was incredibly patient and longsuffering with us. We must understand that there are only two options, to kiss the son, falling into his arms of forgiveness and mercy, or to be destroyed by his wrath, justly deserved for all our sins.
In Prayer Today:
Thank God that you now belong to Him.