Why did Absalom need to die? Consider this; as long as he was alive, there is a good chance many would desire him to be King, creating instability for Israel. God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 33:11), and He gives them time to repent, but there comes a time when He must save His people and fulfill His promises to the righteous.
David says it well in Psalms 58:10-11 (Amplified version), “The [unyieldingly] righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance; he will bathe his feet in the blood of the wicked. Men will say, Surely there is a reward for the [uncompromisingly] righteous; surely there is a God Who judges on the earth.”
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Psalms 62:5 says, “My soul, wait silently for God alone, For my expectation is from Him.”
· This shows the place of faith David had come to; his soul was waiting with great expectation for God to come through for him and his soul was silent.
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan