II Samuel 15-18
Absalom’s rebellion continues. After a brief respite of four years, Absalom is once again deciding to counter his father. This time he is trying to take over the entire kingdom. It is interesting how he endears himself to the people. He says that he could do a better job of governing and instead of having the people bow to him he decides to kiss their hands. By doing this, the people begin to feel that he is an amazing guy, but he is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. We must all be aware of the cunning ability of some people. Jesus said that there would be false prophets that would try to spread a different gospel. He called them wolves in sheep’s clothing. Stand alert and always test what someone says against the truthfulness of their character and the Word of God.
Tomorrow’s reading: II Samuel 19-20