Absalom and David, Part 2 Poem by John Piper, DesiringGod.org King David’s son, Absalom, had killed his brother Amnon for raping his sister Tamar. Then he led a rebellion against the king and drove him out of Jerusalem. As we enter this poem, it is the night before the battle between the two armies and … More “O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom!
A Sad but Instructive History by William Plumer, at GraceGems.org ABSALOM was the eldest son of David, whose mother was the daughter of a king. His name signifies “the father of peace” or “the peace of a father.” It was not given him by prophecy, but only expressed the hopes entertained of him. He was … More Absalom-A Sad but Instructive History
Bob Deffinbaugh, at Bible.org: In the end, it is not so much that David is great, but that the God he serves, the God who went before him, is great. Saul seems to focus on the size of the enemy rather than on the size of God. God always seems to give us enemies who … More David and Goliath….it’s ALL about God