Saturday, May 07, 2011

Convo with Pastor - 2 SAmuel 13:1-2

Now David's son Absalom had
a beautiful sister named Tamar.
And Amnon, her half brother,
fell desperately in love with her.
Amnon became so obsessed
with Tamar that he became ill.
2 Samuel 13:1-2
 
King David was a faithful man. He was the man after God's own heart. But David was also a creature of his culture. He made compromises, following the customs of his society. He married more than one wife. Indeed, he sowed seeds of turmoil.
 
And turmoil definitely erupted in King David's family. His son, Amnon, raped his own half-sister Tamar, which led to Tamar's full-brother, Absalom, killing his half-brother, Amnon.
 
Amnon was responsible for his own violence and lust ... and Absalom was responsible for his own violence and murderous revenge ... but David was also responsible for planting seeds of compromise in his own family.
 
What do you know you're compromising with? In what ways do you know that you're following culture rather than Christ? In what ways are you seeing the harvest of your compromised plantings in your own children? Isn't it about time to quit compromising and stake out new territory for God and righteousness in your own life and for your family.
 
In Christ's Love,
a guy who needs to
memorize Joshua 24:15
(As for me and my house,
we will serve the Lord.)
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This is one of those stories in the bible that makes me sick to my stomach.

I am currently doing a study where we are talking about generational sin and breaking those patterns.  This seems to me to be a case of that. David's sons are following in the same steps as he did. To break those patterns, there needs to be a conscious change. A transformation of the mind through a renewing of the heart.

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