Importance Of Revelation – Ahithophel vs Hushai

David had a charismatic son called Absalom. He was also a very ambitious prince. He wanted to be king. He engineered a successful revolt. David and his loyalists had to flee the capital – Jerusalem.

The wisest man in David’s council was Ahithophel. Shrewdly, he betrayed his master and followed the rising sun.

But God would not let the sun set on His anointed. He planted a man called Hushai to counter the counsel of Ahithophel to Absalom.

The coup failed. Ahithophel’s wise counsel was rejected to his ruin.

Ahithophel did not realize that it was better to foolish for the right cause, than wise in the wrong course. He paid the supreme price.

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Absalom & Ahithophel

 

Absalom was a headstrong, much-loved son of David
He was one of the handsomest men in the land
His comeliness was matched by an ambition so avid
That he overthrew his father in a plot whose end was rapid

Perhaps the seeds of Absalom’s eventual ruin
Were planted by years of parental love and dotage
As Absalom’s crimes multiplied more grace was applied

Absalom had a beautiful sister called Tamar
Who was cruelly raped by her half-brother – Ammon
Absalom never forgave Ammon for harming her
And assassinated him after Ammon heeded his summon
To feast and celebrate his success in the grazing common Continue reading