2 Samuel Chapter 18 Discussion

  • Asher Israel on 2 Samuel 18:18
    2 Samuel 18:9 Proves what people would ignore an even hide in most cases, the children of Israel an the Royal House of Judah are indeed a Negro people today the same exact people to a T. So called Black woman are under the curses of Isaiah chapter 3 an this here is without a shadow of a doubt a large thick Afro. There's no way it's not. Only our hair is thick to this extent that when grew long enough it can very much get caught up in branches. Unbelievable. This is beautiful!
  • Vanessa on 2 Samuel 18
    It's shows not to rebel against your parents. Absalom was filled with wicked ways. David mourned because his son not only rebelled against his parent, but God as well, he wasn't yet saved, he denied God. David wanted him alive there would still be hope for him to repent and turn to God. It is sad to watch children deny God. trust me I know, the guilt it brings to a parent GB
  • L - in Reply on 2 Samuel 18
    So sorry Vanessa that you've suffered so.
  • Stephen Botts on 2 Samuel 18
    David did not weep over the baby he lost due to his sin concerning Uriah the Hittite. (Even after fasting for a week). However, he wailed over Absalom. Why? Because he knew that little baby was with the Lord Jesus ( 2 Samuel 12:23 ) and he would see him again. And he also knew that Absalom was not a true believer in God. David affirms his love by saying, "would God I had died for thee".
  • A disciple on 2 Samuel 18
    "And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept: and as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!" David was a good man with normal feelings of love for his son, that didn't change because his son was evil; but his heart was broken inconsolable when he lost his son. Love will be hurt.
  • A disciple on 2 Samuel 18
    Ren; that's a good question. Is it like in Matthew 1, where there are three generations omitted from the record of Jesus' genealogy? Because Jehoshaphat made affinity with Ahab by joining their children in marriage, the result was that apostasy, rebellion and wickedness threatened to put out entirely the Light of the house of David, through whom Christ was to come. Absalom's rebellion omitted him.
  • Lorraine Magarian - in Reply on 2 Samuel 18
    Good point
  • Ren on 2 Samuel 18
    2samuel 14 vs 27 And unto Absalom there were born three sons, and one daughter, whose name was Tamar: she was a woman of a fair countenance. It just said Absalom had children so what happen to them?
  • Stanjett - in Reply on 2 Samuel 18
    Sometimes it don't tell what happened to this person or that person. exp: What happened to Joseph the husband of Mary, Jesus's Mother. It never said that he died or if he's still alive.
  • A disciple on 2 Samuel 18
    Absalom had no children. His tragic and short life is like so many evil children of godly parents; they have no idea, that all their intense selfishness and heathen ways, causes so much unbearable grief to those who love them; and then they are taken away by a catastrophe! No monument that makes for himself, can make his life's character and doings any better in God's view in the day of judgment.
  • Stephen on 2 Samuel 18
    The pillar was placed before Absalom had children, or perhaps the children died in youth. They are not mentioned in the genealogies.
  • Victor on 2 Samuel 18
    The wood devoured more suggests divine intervention in the battle. God would help us to fight our battles if we invite Him in total submission.
  • Dewey J on 2 Samuel 18
    Brenda, my sentiment is precisely. The Scriptures said he Absalom had three sons and one daughter who he named after his sister Tamar. It's a mystery for him to say such a thing. Glory be to God in the highest through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ amen!
  • Nweke uchenna on 2 Samuel 18
    Absalom is still David son despite the fact that the devil is using to afflict David
  • Tricia mills on 2 Samuel 18:33
    i BELIEVE MANY PARENTS, AS i AND MY HUSBAND HAVE AN Absalom that we mourn over. And whatever we do he cannot be reached and we sorrow as David, Absalom, Absalom, my son my son, I understand David 's grief and sorrow...................
  • George Afrifa on 2 Samuel 18
    God is so serious about His children to the extent that He kills those that plan to kill us irrespective of blood relation because He said I will bless those that bless you and curse those that curse you
  • George Afrifa on 2 Samuel 18
    God is so serious about His children to the extent that He kills those that plan to kill us irrespective of blood relation because He said I will bless those that bless you and curse those that curse
  • Brenda on 2 Samuel 18
    Absalom had 3 sons and a daughter, so why did he say he had no son in remembrance of him? I understand David 's grief. We raise our children to the best of our ability and yet sometimes they still stray.
  • Tommy on 2 Samuel 18
    Godís word is true; because of Davidís sin, God allowed judgment on Davidís family. God forgave him for his sin, but David still had to reap what he sowed. So let that be a lesson to us! ďFor the wages of SIN is DEATHĒ!!!
  • Timothy Wayne George on 2 Samuel 18:33
    We wept with all the parents at Sandy Hook, as David wept for his son Absalom, and only God can comfort those who have lost loved ones in such a time as this. We must look to heaven from which our help comes from, for God is the God of all comfort, and He comforts those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from Him. God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, so that who ever believes in Him would not perish, but would have everlasting life. Thank God that death is not the end, because Jesus is the first fruits of those from the grave. One day we will see our loved ones again, and we will rejoice to see that day come.
  • Saul on 2 Samuel 18:8
    Also, they were killed by wild animals.
  • Sanobia holmes on 2 Samuel 18
    @ Woah awesome perspective on Absalom's death. I would of never thought he built the pillar to glorify himself but that makes a lot of since.
  • Yarie on 2 Samuel 18:18
    The real reason for building a pillar himself was because of prideful arrogant wickedness. He was in love with his beauty and wanted to immortalize himself through history. Which lead to his indignant death.

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