Stealing Hearts

To read the Bible in a year, read Second Samuel 15 and 16.
It was not enough that Absalom killed his brother, he wanted the kingdom of his father also. So, he began to gather an army, though only numbering only fifty initially (2Samuel 15:1). Then when anyone who sought to go to King David for his decision on a lawsuit, Absalom would meet that person first (v. 2). Then he would say, “Look, your case is good and right; but there is no deputy of the king to hear you” (v. 3). The people listened to him and his following grew larger and he grew more powerful so that he chased the mighty warrior David out of his own kingdom. Yet, Absalom paid a dear price, for David’s general killed the king’s son.
Let us only seek to turn hearts to God and not to ourselves.

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