2 SAMUEL 17

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2 Samuel 17

A FOILED PLAN

 

God will work in many ways to save his children. King David was in grave danger because Absalom rebelled against his father and took over the Kingdom. David was forced to flee.  In order to protect himself against the new regime, David sent his friend Hushai back to Jerusalem to defeat the counsel of Ahab’s counselor, Ahithophel. 2 Samuel 15:32-27, 16:15-23

 

A SMART TACTICIAN – Vss. 1-4

Ahithophel’s plan to destroy just David would have worked.

 

A SMOOTH TALKER – Vss. 5-14

Hushai used more words than Ahithophel and caused Absalom as a mighty conqueror who could have a great military victory over his Father.  A gathering of an army would give David a chance to escape and to regroup.  He managed to convince Absalom that his plan was better than Ahithophel’s.

 

A SECRET TRANSMISSION – Vss. 15-21

Absalom’s plans were communicated secretly to David.

 

A SPEEDY TRIP – Vs. 22

David made a hasty retreat based on the information given.

 

A SAD TERMINATION – Vs 23

Ahithophel went home and hung himself.  I believe he knew that David would eventually win because his plan was not followed.

 

A SUPPLIED TROOP – Vss. 27-29

Sympathetic men provided for the needs of David’s family and followers.

 

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