October 27, 2019
Rev. Dylan Valliere
Ahithophel gave good advice that Absalom and others saw to be good advice.
Hushai tailors his advice to manipulate Absalom.
It’s God’s counsel that wins the day.
The story of 2 Samuel 17 is a look at the absolute sovereignty of God at work in the world!
God was protecting the king he had chosen to rule over his people; you cannot rebel against God’s anointed king without consequences.
God is the hero of chapter 17, not Hushai.
The safety of Jonathan and Ahimaaz lay ultimately not in the female servant’s hands but in God’s hands.
The final, ultimate, and unavoidable consequence of unrepentant rebellion against God’s king is death—eternal death.
God is not limited in where he accomplishes his purposes.
God is not limited in who he uses to accomplish his purposes.