... Jerusalem ... 22 Just as the new earth and the new heavens will endure by my power, so your descendants and your name will endure ... Isaiah 66 (GNT), 18 ... Jerusalem will be rebuilt, and its PALACE restored. Jeremiah 30:18 (GNT)

03
February
2013

David and Absalom: from betrayal to victory by grace!

King David was betrayed by his own son Absalom to the degree that he had to flee Jerusalem. Did this happen purely because of Absalom's greed or was there another reason? And what was David's own contribution to this event?

Jerusalem thé city

David became king over Israel, he concurred Jerusalem and he brought the covenant box to Jerusalem and build his palace there. King David made the city of Jerusalem - de Temple would later be built by his son King Salomon – the capital city of the Kingdom of Israel. To the Kingdom this city was, and still is, of great significance both as its religious and political center. At that time Jerusalem also signified the union between all the twelve tribes of Judah and Israel.

It's from this city that King David had to flee because of the coup d'etat plotted and implemented by Absalom. Who was Absalom? He was David's third son born in Hebron - 2 Samuel 3:2-5 - just as David's eldest son Amnon. Absalom was the son of Maaka the doughter of Talmai, king of Gesur, 2 Samuel 3:3. Twice he grieved his father deeply.

Author: © Mrs A. vd Laan-LeitoPosted in: King David