Absalom’s faith is not his father’s. David said: the LORD forbid that I should lay a hand on the LORD’s anointed (Christ). 1 Samuel 26:9 Absalom did not scruple to lay hands on the LORD’s Christ. Absalom’s kingdom cannot stand.
In four years Absalom engineered the demise of his father!
Four years of patient subterfuge, stealing the hearts of the men of Israel (v6). He roused Israel in support, and when David heard, the king fled his throne.
But David is not without his own craftiness, and he sends back Hushai in the prayerful (v31) hope that Ahithophel the conspirator’s counsel would be defeated.
Isn’t it a sure and steady hope we have then, that in Jesus our hearts have been created new, pure (Psalm 51 v10, Matt 5 v8).
And this is our King, the great shepherd of the sheep, who holds us close in His arms!
“I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” John 10 v28-30
What hope we read in these words, what a strong and steady assurance. This binding over and over. Jesus, the Son, holds us tight. God, the Father, holds us tight. Jesus and the Father are one!
We are bound up in Him, and no power, no strong man, no principality or entity can steal our hearts away.
Praise God, for His everlasting arms (Deut 33 v27)!