Bible verse and quote
by Jan Couns
Jonadab (to his uncle David). ‘Only Amnon is dead. because Absalom has been determined since the day that he violated his sister Tamar to kill him.’ 2 Samuel 13:32
Keeping a confidence is virtious, but is outweighed when withholding information can result in suffering and harm.
(after many bitter tears). the spirit of the king David longed to go to Absalom (who had fled for the past 3 years), for David was consoled concerning Amnon's death. 2 Samuel 13:36-39
We achieve inner health through forgiveness—the forgiveness not only of others but also of ourselves. Joshua Loth Liebman, 1907-48
(truth misused to get David, as king and judge, to pardon Absalom his son) God does not take away a life (soul); but He devises means, so that His banished ones are not expelled from Him. 2 Samuel 14:14b
God has to ‘devise means,’ .He cannot, by an arbitrary act of His will, pardon a sinful man. His eternal nature forbids it. His established law forbids it. The fabric of His universe forbids it. The good of men forbids it. Alexander Maclaren, 1826-1910, British Baptist expository preacher
King David said, He may return to his house (after 3 years of hiding) . but Absalom is not to see me face to face. 2 Samuel 14:24
In neglected fields the fern grows, which must be cleared out by fire.
.in all Israel there was no one who was praised as much as Absalom for his good looks. From the sole of his foot to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him. 2 Samuel 14:25
How readily we are led astray by outward appearances in our appraisal of others (and of ourselves)! .we are quick to accept the evidence of our senses and ignore the more subtle inward qualities of a person. The Voice of the Lord” Lewis and Harriet Lederer Foundation, Inc. Messianic Jewish Publishers
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