SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21
Scripture: 2 Samuel 15:7-14
In 2 Samuel 15:7-14 we see the rebellion of Absalom. The very first person that Absalom sent for was Ahithophel. He needed David’s chief counselor. And what did Absalom and Ahithophel have in common? Both of them had refused to forgive King David for his actions. They had one thing in common. They were in agreement on the fact that David had forfeited his right to lead, but only because they refused to understand or accept the covenant of Sure Mercy and what it brought to King David. When the messenger came to David saying, “The hearts of the men of Israel are with Absalom…” David said, “Arise, and let us flee, or we shall not escape from Absalom.” So suddenly, they fled from the city and they ran for their lives. But they had the covenant of Sure Mercy that guaranteed God’s blessing and His restoration. We know they chose to stand on it. And if we choose to stand on it, we should get the same fruit they got.