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2 Samuel 13 Now Absalom, David's son, had a beautiful sister, whose name was Tamar. And after a time Amnon, David's son, loved her...
think about it.
How is Amnon's desire described? What happens when he gets what he wants? Amnon's actions were fueled by advice from a friend; how much do you depend on advice from your friends? Absalom hasn't forgotten Amnon's offense so what does he do about it? What's the result for Absalom? For David? If you're hanging on to a grudge or offense, what do you need to do to keep it from destroying you and others?
Every time I read the story of Amnon and Tamar in 2 Samuel 13:1-39, I get angry and then sad. From start to finish, this is a sin-filled story. It starts with Jonadab (with a friend like this, who needs enemies?) then on to Amnon, and finally Absalom.
So what does this account show us about sin--about its influence? Its reach? Its draw? How will you use what you learned about sin from 2 Samuel 13:1-39 to help you combat it? Tami W.
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