1 Samuel Chapter 13

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2 Samuel 13

1 And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her.

And Amnon was so vexed, that he fell sick for his sister Tamar; for she was a virgin; and Amnon thought it hard for him to do anything to her.

But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David’s brother: and Jonadab was a very subtil man.

And he said unto him, Why art thou, being the king’s son, lean from day to day? wilt thou not tell me? And Amnon said unto him, I love Tamar, my brother Absalom’s sister.

And Jonadab said unto him, Lay thee down on thy bed, and make thyself sick: and when thy father cometh to see thee, say unto him, I pray thee, let my sister Tamar come, and give me meat, and dress the meat in my sight, that I may see it, and eat it at her hand.

So Amnon lay down, and made himself sick: and when the king was come to see him, Amnon said unto the king, I pray thee, let Tamar my sister come, and make me a couple of cakes in my sight, that I may eat at her hand.

Then David sent home to Tamar, saying, Go now to thy brother Amnon’s house, and dress him meat.

So Tamar went to her brother Amnon’s house; and he was laid down. And she took flour, and kneaded it, and made cakes in his sight, and did bake the cakes.

And she took a pan, and poured them out before him; but he refused to eat. And Amnon said, Have out all men from me. And they went out every man from him.

10 And Amnon said unto Tamar, Bring the meat into the chamber, that I may eat of thine hand. And Tamar took the cakes which she had made, and brought them into the chamber to Amnon her brother.

11 And when she had brought them unto him to eat, he took hold of her, and said unto her, Come lie with me, my sister.

12 And she answered him, Nay, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not thou this folly.

13 And I, whither shall I cause my shame to go? and as for thee, thou shalt be as one of the fools in Israel. Now therefore, I pray thee, speak unto the king; for he will not withhold me from thee.

14 Howbeit he would not hearken unto her voice: but, being stronger than she, forced her, and lay with her.

15 Then Amnon hated her exceedingly; so that the hatred wherewith he hated her was greater than the love wherewith he had loved her. And Amnon said unto her, Arise, be gone.

16 And she said unto him, There is no cause: this evil in sending me away is greater than the other that thou didst unto me. But he would not hearken unto her.

17 Then he called his servant that ministered unto him, and said, Put now this woman out from me, and bolt the door after her.

18 And she had a garment of divers colours upon her: for with such robes were the king’s daughters that were virgins apparelled. Then his servant brought her out, and bolted the door after her.

19 And Tamar put ashes on her head, and rent her garment of divers colours that was on her, and laid her hand on her head, and went on crying.

20 And Absalom her brother said unto her, Hath Amnon thy brother been with thee? but hold now thy peace, my sister: he is thy brother; regard not this thing. So Tamar remained desolate in her brother Absalom’s house.

21 But when king David heard of all these things, he was very wroth.

22 And Absalom spake unto his brother Amnon neither good nor bad: for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar.

23 And it came to pass after two full years, that Absalom had sheepshearers in Baalhazor, which is beside Ephraim: and Absalom invited all the king’s sons.

24 And Absalom came to the king, and said, Behold now, thy servant hath sheepshearers; let the king, I beseech thee, and his servants go with thy servant.

25 And the king said to Absalom, Nay, my son, let us not all now go, lest we be chargeable unto thee. And he pressed him: howbeit he would not go, but blessed him.

26 Then said Absalom, If not, I pray thee, let my brother Amnon go with us. And the king said unto him, Why should he go with thee?

27 But Absalom pressed him, that he let Amnon and all the king’s sons go with him.

28 Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, Mark ye now when Amnon’s heart is merry with wine, and when I say unto you, Smite Amnon; then kill him, fear not: have not I commanded you? be courageous, and be valiant.

29 And the servants of Absalom did unto Amnon as Absalom had commanded. Then all the king’s sons arose, and every man gat him up upon his mule, and fled.

30 And it came to pass, while they were in the way, that tidings came to David, saying, Absalom hath slain all the king’s sons, and there is not one of them left.

31 Then the king arose, and tare his garments, and lay on the earth; and all his servants stood by with their clothes rent.

32 And Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David’s brother, answered and said, Let not my lord suppose that they have slain all the young men the king’s sons; for Amnon only is dead: for by the appointment of Absalom this hath been determined from the day that he forced his sister Tamar.

33 Now therefore let not my lord the king take the thing to his heart, to think that all the king’s sons are dead: for Amnon only is dead.

34 But Absalom fled. And the young man that kept the watch lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came much people by the way of the hill side behind him.

35 And Jonadab said unto the king, Behold, the king’s sons come: as thy servant said, so it is.

36 And it came to pass, as soon as he had made an end of speaking, that, behold, the king’s sons came, and lifted up their voice and wept: and the king also and all his servants wept very sore.

37 But Absalom fled, and went to Talmai, the son of Ammihud, king of Geshur. And David mourned for his son every day.

38 So Absalom fled, and went to Geshur, and was there three years.

39 And the soul of king David longed to go forth unto Absalom: for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead.

38 thoughts on “1 Samuel Chapter 13

  1. It was pretty bad what Amon did to Tomar …..it hurt alot of people. But it also hurts the pastor and sis Watts when we do something wrong and the family of God
    I hope I can be a better person by staying close to God and listening to what God’s word is being preached to me and take heed to it. I I’ve learned how to cast off strongholds from watching and learning from Pofw. Ect.
    Thank you Jesus for your people you place in my life and for forgiveness ect.

    • Ooohhhh had to say I put a picture of the pastor and sis Watts on my phone so when I’m doing something that’s not in place I can have a reminder .Jesus is #1!!

  2. Vs 30 How often does the reality of a situation get distorted. Only one son had died, but it is told that all had died. We need to be careful not to “jump to a conclusion” until all the facts are made know.

    vs 39 It would appear that time and I’m sure his relationship with God had healed some of the pain that David felt becasue of the death of Amnon. It also would appear that he loved Absalom and wanted to see him.

  3. 2 And Amnon was so vexed, that he fell sick for his sister Tamar; for she was a virgin; and Amnon thought it hard for him to do anything to her.

    3 But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David’s brother: and Jonadab was a very subtil man.

    The sin of lust has taken root on Amnon’s heart for a long time now. He has been feeding it, plotting it, and thinking of it over and over again. The enemy was ready. Here comes Jonadab the subtil man which means clever or dexterous, and whispers in his ears and the seed gives fruit to a devious plan. An innocent virgin gets raped, taken against her will, her pleading has no meaning to Amnon. Once used she is thrown out like garbage for that was all he desired her body. Sometimes it don’t matter how proper a women is, how modest, how pure; in this world there are still a lot of Amnon’s to be aware of. Ladies never let yourselves be put in a situation that will compromise you. There is a lot of could of, should of, or why’s; but there is never a justification for rape.

    In the same manner, when we allow the world to infiltrate our lives with their lies, through a movie, through music, through peers, our spirits which are pure in the sight of God are raped. Yes, raped by what this society calls the normal ways. Once they rape you and have their way with you, once you give in and live their normal they don’t care about you anymore, for all they wanted to see was you defeat; they wanted to show they were more powerful than your faith. You are no longer a challenge to them, so you are thrown out with the garbage of the day.

    But in the Parable of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15:20 So he got up and went to his father.

    “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

    21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

    22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.

    What can we do about it? The answer is found in Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

    Just like Absalom lets be the refuge to which the Tamars of this world can come to and find council, peace, and acceptance.

  4. 11 And when she had brought them unto him to eat, he took hold of her, and said unto her, Come lie with me, my sister.

    12 And she answered him, Nay, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not thou this folly.

    13 And I, whither shall I cause my shame to go? and as for thee, thou shalt be as one of the fools in Israel. Now therefore, I pray thee, speak unto the king; for he will not withhold me from thee. You would think that David had taught his children well after what he had learned from his own mistakes(sins). As you can see temptation is everywhere, but because it’s there you can have the mind of Christ, and crucify the desires of the flesh. As I read this in the message version I was taken back by what I read. V.21 king David heard the whole story and was enraged, but he didn’t discipline Ammon… Ugh spare the rod spoil the child…. It is why we live in a world of sin!!!! Jesus forgive us of all of our sins, the sins of this world!!

  5. This chapter brought to mind how some people lust after things in this world or think that the things of this world would be so great and fun. Only, to find out after partaking that this stuff wasn’t so great and wish they had not parted away from the things of God. Many become so ashamed, guilty, won’t let go of the past (won’t forgive themselves) and some to proud to say they made a mistake. The devil tries to tell them that they have gone to far to turn back. This my friend is a lie from the pit of hell! If you truly want to turn your life around……God is there. He is the only one who can raise you up above all of that.

    Amnon gave into his fleshly desires and ended up paying for his sin with his life.

  6. This chapter tells me of having a sinful heart. Amnon never had God in his heart. He pretended to have God, but he had a sinful spirit. He predetermined, what his next sin was going to be. He allowed his fleshly desires to take over. Once he committed his sin with Tamar, he felt guilty for performing this act.

    God knows the desires of your heart. Psalm 44:21 Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.

  7. DECEPTION = DEATH

    5 And Jonadab said unto him, Lay thee down on thy bed, and make thyself sick: and when thy father cometh to see thee, say unto him, I pray thee, let my sister Tamar come, and give me meat, and dress the meat in my sight, that I may see it, and eat it at her hand.

    Deceit is a very wicked tool of satan, sly and cunning as it may be; it leaves brkenness and despair in it’s path. The word of GOD declares in:

    Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

    This fallen nature of sin is the result of the fall in the garden of Eden when Satan the father of lies and master of deception deceived the first family.

    There are several things that DIE at DECEPTION as we witness in this chapter.

    1. Honesty. Honesty cannot abide with deception. Motives along with words are dishonest.
    2. Accountability. Amnon put all of his men out from him there by making himself accountable to no one.
    3. Purity. Not only did Tamar lose her purity to her deceiving brother, Amnon lost his purity, (his Godly witness) to his own deception.
    4. Life.
    Tamar – 19 And Tamar put ashes on her head, and rent her garment of divers colours that was on her, and laid her hand on her head, and went on crying. – Her garment of many colors was lost.

    Amnon – 28 Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, Mark ye now when Amnon’s heart is merry with wine, and when I say unto you, Smite Amnon; then kill him, fear not: have not I commanded you? be courageous, and be valiant.

    Amnon lost his physical life while Tamar lost her emotional life. Lust, rape, incest and murder.

    DECEPTION IS DEADLY

  8. Surround yourself with Godly friends.

    Jonadeb was amnons friend and stead of encouraging him to do right in the sight of the Lord he helped him to sin. How different this stray could be if amnon had a different friend he listened to or if his friend would have been a true friend. Listening to ungodly advice because we want to hear it instead of listening to what we need to hear leads to death. We break Gods commandments bringing division between us and God. Death in this case happened in the physical but it so often happens spiritually today. Beware friends that tickle your ears.

  9. This is crazy!!! How could David ignore what was done to his daughter! He was quick to want to punish someone over a lamb. But did nothing over his daughters rape. He was.her half brother who could have married her (in these days) it would have been allowed. But he not only took her virginity but also took her future! She would have married a prince if this was not done to her. Now, no prince would want her. How could David let this go by! He was angry but did he mourn her loss? He mourned the rapest son but not the daughter! Forgive me if I am wrong. But I am outraged with this! He is the one who sent her to him. I am not seeing why David is so highly reguarded.

    • I know that today still in Crete today. It is more celebrated a birth of a son. And kind of a umm sorry.. If it is a girl. Because of traditions. If you have a daughter it will cost you money..if you have a son it will be finacial gain. But I dont know one Greek family that would turn a blind eye to this sadden by this chapter.

  10. ILove to eat breakfast with Jesus

    But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David’s brother: and Jonadab was a very subtil man. (2 Samuel 13:3 KJV)
    Leviathan strikes again
    His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone. (Job 41:24 KJV)

    Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? (Genesis 3:1 KJV)

    Oh YE subtil snake

  11. Amnon had a friend, but it wasn’t the one he needed the most. When we are faced with challenges in life and are given advice, we must check with our friend Jesus who sticks closer than a brother.

    Though Jonadab was subtil and deceived Amnon, the fault wasn’t on Jonadab but Amnon.

    Eve was deceived by the serpent but she was still held accountable for her own actions.

    • correct. but when you are planning to sin..you don’t go to The pastor..or a church brother.. You want agreement in what you plan. He would not have received the answer he was looking for if he went to one of righteousness. He planned it and did not care about consequence. He was led by his own lust. Sad that he did not seek out good counsel and ask for help to stop this sin.

      • Or repent afterwards.. He still could have made things right. But chose not to. Therefore lost his life.

  12. 2 And Amnon was so vexed, that he fell sick for his sister Tamar; for she was a virgin; and Amnon thought it hard for him to do anything to her.

    3 But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David’s brother: and Jonadab was a very subtil man.

    BUT Amnon had a friend… Be careful who you call friend. Amnon was influenced into an act that he once considered hard for him to do all because he listened to a friend. Amnon had a way of escape but chose not to take it. How interesting that once he got what he desired he hated her more than he loved her. To me this indicates shame, at least, I hope he had the decency to feel shame. Sin always brings forth death. This is yet another example.

  13. 39 And the soul of king David longed to go forth unto Absalom: for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead.

    What would we like to see dead in our lives? I would like to see the sin that I have committed in my life. And then God had reminded me that it is forgotten and forgiven because He died for it all so that I would not have to remember it. Thank God for His saving Blood.

  14. I love to eat lunch with Jesus

    “VEXED WITH LUST”
    And Amnon was so vexed…
    Vexed 03334
    TWOT – 1973
    יָצַר yatsar
    Verb yaw-tsar’
    a primitive root
    a primitive root; to press (intransitive), i.e. be narrow; figuratively, be in distress:–be distressed, be narrow, be straitened (in straits), be vexed.
    to bind, be distressed, be in distress, be cramped, be narrow, be scant, be in straits, make narrow, cause distress, beseige
    (Qal) to suffer distress

    And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed. (Luke 6:18 KJV)

    TO BE VEXED IS TO BE CONTROLLED BY AN EVIL SPIRIT OR TO BE TORRMENTED BY AN EVIL SPIRIT.

    I believe when David sinned with Bathsheba he opened a door for evil spirits to vex his children. The wall of protection was broken down.

    Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house… (2 Samuel 12:11 KJV)

    OH YE LEVIATHIAN

    Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out. (Job 41:19 KJV)

    The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords. (Psalm 55:21 KJV)

  15. 39 And the soul of king David longed to go forth unto Absalom: for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead.

    I wonder what would have happened if David had gone to speak with Absalom. Many times as we have seen people in leadership slip and make mistakes. Many churches have fallen astray due to a slight difference in opinion, or hurt feelings. Sometimes churches will even split or such things. This is wrong. A leader never forgets the people that serve under him or her, and many of the greatest leaders will try to reach those who run away.

    Decisions such as murder, especially spiritual, doesn’t usually happen over night. in this case we see that Absalom meditated for years before carting out his evil desires. Absalom was hurt and because of his wounded spirit and the unforgivemess for his brother, I can only imagine that for those years he spent planning his brothers murder it was very hard to be around him.

  16. Amnon had a so called friend (and cousin) who really didn’t have his back. Jonadab didn’t sound like a good man- must less a good friend. But never the less, Amnon took his ungodly counsel because it was really what he wanted to do anyway-he just needed someone else as carnally minded as himself to agree with him to proceed with what he already had on his heart and mind to do! People who are carnally minded will drift towards others of like mind, so we must be careful who we choose to be our very best of friends- or even in our circle of friends. We may trick our ownselves by listening to the advice or encouragement of friends who don’t have the same goals we have-1)going to heaven & 2) living godly and separated to get there! And by listening to a man who was smart, deceptive, underhanded or subtil, the rest of this sad chapter of history plays out with lust leading to rape and anger/hatred leading to murder. Amnon needed a godly friend and counsel to help him overcome! But Satan who is alive and willing to destroy us, destroys Amnon in the end. And he will destroy any one he can with his lies and deceit. Be Careful! Be Church!

  17. This chapter illustrates heart. David’s heart was heavy because of the circumstances of his sons, just as any parents would be. One can only imagine how much more so our Heavenly Father (Jesus) feels, when we are away from him or dead from him because of sin. May the good Lord bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  18. Bad advice

    3 But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David’s brother: and Jonadab was a very subtil man.

    4 And he said unto him, Why art thou, being the king’s son, lean from day to day? wilt thou not tell me? And Amnon said unto him, I love Tamar, my brother Absalom’s sister.

    5 And Jonadab said unto him, Lay thee down on thy bed, and make thyself sick: and when thy father cometh to see thee, say unto him, I pray thee, let my sister Tamar come, and give me meat, and dress the meat in my sight, that I may see it, and eat it at her hand.

    SUB’TIL, a. L. subtilis. This word is often written subtle, but less properly.

    1. Thin; not dense or gross; as subtil air; subtil vapor; a subtil medium.

    2. Nice; fine; delicate.

    I do distinguish plain

    Each subtil line of her immortal face.

    3. Acute; piercing; as subtil pain.

    4. Sly; artful; cunning; crafty; insinuating; as a subtil person; a subtil adversary.

    5. Planned by art; deceitful; as a subtil scheme.

    6. Deceitful; treacherous.

    7. Refined; fine; acute; as a subtil argument.

    subtility

    Definitions 4, 5, and 6 look to be correct

    When you Go to the world for advice things never turn out right. Tamar even asked for Amnon to ask for permission and because he had bad advice and he too wanted to be subtil, he did what he wanted anyway.

    After his visit with Tamar was done, after he followed his worldly advice he was angry. His love was over powered by his anger and hate. We need to be careful that when we lose control or it doesn’t go the way we plan that we don’t get bitter, angry, and begin to hate.

  19. Carnal thinking enjoys tickling any ear who will hear, and even strive to justify evil desires. Its the same snare the serpent set up for Eve
    1st he challenged her on her knowledge of the Word
    2nd then mixing up Gods word to justify evil actions

    It is true that those who have bad intentions will not look for correction, or even accept it (hell bent). The enemy is more than obliging to escort you down the wrong path with worldly wisdom. Hence, Eze13: 2 “…and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of the LORD; 3Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing! 4O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts. 5Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD. 6They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word. 7Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The LORD saith it; albeit I have not spoken? ”

    Prv 18:7A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

    Prv 10:3It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

  20. 15 Then Amnon hated her exceedingly; so that the hatred wherewith he hated her was greater than the love wherewith he had loved her. And Amnon said unto her, Arise, be gone.

    Amnon plotted in his heart, along with his cousin of how we could “have” his sister Tamar. The scripture that comes to mind, is make no provision for sin. Amnon and Johnadab had plotted how this sin could come about and in the end once the scheme had been carried out, he hated Tamar more than he had loved her. The old saying sin will take you father than you ever thought you would go is appropriate here. It may have been pleasurable for a short season fulfilling the lust, but then reality set in and the pleasure gone. Now he must deal with the consequences.

    When we make plans and give way to premeditated sin we must deal with the consequences as well. It never turns out like planned.

    Their actions caused grief to others. Our actions always impact other’s that we don’t even think about until it’s too late.

  21. A Bad Taste Left in Your Mouth

    15 Then Amnon hated her exceedingly; so that the hatred wherewith he hated her was greater than the love wherewith he had loved her. And Amnon said unto her, Arise, be gone.

    The other day I had a sloppy joe flavored chip. It sounded like a great idea at the time, two good things combined to make one awesome one, but it wasn’t to be. I hungrily started eating the chips finding myself enthralled with the taste, but I stopped for a moment and something changed, as the flavor sat in my mouth it started to taste nasty, an after taste that ruined my initial love of the chip. The longer it, the taste stayed, and really it was just a few moments but it seemed longer, the worse the taste became. I had to leave my office rinse out my mouth and get me something to drink. The bright idea of a chip was know a nasty after taste.

    Amnon would understand my point. That which he loved, consumed in sin had left a bad taste in his mouth. How could he love her now? How could he love himself? Much worse than a sloppy joe flavored chip, he had taken someon he loved, he had taken something beautiful and had ruined it. Marrying Tamar would have made the situation right, but it also would have been a daily reminder of the after taste of sin. That conviction that fell upon him. The daily reminder of what he had done to Tamar.

    That’s why it’s hard for a backslider to come home. They have to look at “Tamar” and admit their sin. They have to learn to live with the consequences, or after taste of there sin.

  22. Forcing your way in order to get what you want can only bring about consequences that are not good. We must wait on God to make his move and follow after him.

  23. 38 So Absalom fled, and went to Geshur, and was there three years.

    Again we see how sin separates. In his retaliation for the sin against his sister, Absalom finds himself fleeing because of his murderous act.

  24. I think I would have killed him without waiting 2 years. But. . .

    Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. (Romans 12:19 KJV)

    This all came about because David slept with Bathseba.

    Jessie

  25. 19 And Tamar put ashes on her head, and rent her garment of divers colours that was on her, and laid her hand on her head, and went on crying.

    23 And it came to pass after two full years, that Absalom had sheepshearers in Baalhazor, which is beside Ephraim: and Absalom invited all the king’s sons.

    Absalom took his time dealing with his sister’s plight. Just imagine, going on crying for two years in the house of your brother, waiting for *something* to be done. We must be sensitive to those around us. There are Tamars beside us on the pew that have been going on crying, in the house of their brethren, waiting for someone to help.

    Some things we need to just put behind us and move on with, but there are some wounds that don’t just “shake off” like that so easily. I believe God holds us accountable to be our brother’s keeper; if one in our ranks is hurt like that, I don’t believe God is happy with “oh they’ll get a few good altar calls under their belt and be alright…” When Jesus called Lazarus to come forth, He told those that were helping to unbind him from the graveclothes; God can do a great miracle in raising someone up, but there are still things He *could* do that He leaves the church as responsible to do in helping restore an individual.

    Why should our brothers and sisters be forced to seek healing *in spite of us* instead of receive healing *because of us*? We are the Body, let’s show the world there’s more hope in our house than in a prescription, a counselor’s office, or even a bottle or worse. If we are filled with the Holy Ghost, we are filled with the Comforter; ministry to help another soul should be simply in our (new) nature.

  26. 3 But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David’s brother: and Jonadab was a very subtil man.

    Some friend Amnon had! He lead Amnon to do the unthinkable. It is so important that we choose our friends wisely because they will either lead us to do right or do wrong. And in this case Jonadab lead Amnon to do horrible things.

  27. v13 ” I pray thee, speak unto the king; for he will not withhold me from thee.”

    So thankful that JESUS IS THE KING OF
    KINGS ! HE IS THE ANSWER!
    We can come to HIM and HE hears us.
    iPray

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