2 Samuel 16:20-23

The Cost of Adultery


2 Samuel 16:20-23 then Absalom said to Ahithophel give your advice what shall we do Ahithophel said to Absalom go in to your father’s concubines whom he has left to keep the house then all Israel will hear that you have made yourself odious to your father the hands of all who are with you will also be strengthened so they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof Absalom went in to his father’s concubines in the sight of all Israel the advice of Ahithophel which he gave in those days was as if one inquired of the word of God so was all the advice of Ahithophel regarded by both David and Absalom wow what an amazing amazing thing remember Nathan prophesied to David and said what you did in private and secret with Bathsheba will be done to you in public and this is exactly what just happened Ahithophel gave advice to Absalom set up a tent on the roof of the palace and publicly go in and lie with your father’s concubines in other words have sexual relations with your father’s concubines publicly openly so that everybody will know this is how you dishonor and send a message that your father has no value that he’s out and you’re in if we go back and look at this what is the cost of David’s adultery David was forgiven there are people I know who have committed adultery the blood of Messiah forgives them but there’s a consequence what happened to David’s family generational devastation David lost Amnon, Amnon was killed Tamar was raped by Amnon and went into Exile Absolom was the one who killed Amnon Absolom himself was killed and Solomon had 1000 women you think he might have had a little sexual addiction there and then Solomon’s son split the Kingdom this was all the generational consequence of David’s sin of adultery with Bathsheba I mentioned this before but I want to say it again this is amazing Ahithophel was David’s best friend best counselor he was loyal to David so David thought but a very interesting thing why did Ahithophel leave David betray him, go with Absalom and then give Absalom this counsel to defile the house of David publicly by lying with his concubines in a public sort of way, why did he do that well as I mentioned it turns out Ahithophel was Bathsheba’s grandfather I’ll just show you that you can look this up for yourself later but 2 Samuel 23:34 says Eliam was the son of Ahithophel so Ahithophel had a son named Eliam 2 Samuel 23:34 and then 2 Samuel 11:3 Bathsheba was the daughter of Eliam so Eliam was Ahithophel’s son and Bathsheba was Eliam’s daughter making Bathsheba Ahithophel’s granddaughter so when David did what he did he killed Bathsheba’s husband Uriah committed adultery with Bathsheba then took her to be his own wife after he had Uriah killed and Ahithophel Bathsheba’s grandfather kept a plan of revenge and bitterness in his heart for all those years for all those years he was an insider David’s closest friend and when the opportunity was right he betrayed David and knifed him in the back went with Absalom and Ahithophel got his revenge when he gave Absalom that counsel to defile his father’s concubines publicly and this is the cost of adultery David was called a man after God’s own heart David was forgiven for his adultery but it cost him something cost Israel something cost his family something David lost two sons and a daughter Solomon again all kinds of sexual perversion the kingdom was split over this thing there’s a cost to sin there was a cost to David for adultery we need to know that we need to understand that and ponder those things that we walk in wisdom not in foolishness yes the blood of Messiah has been shed for forgiveness but let’s not devastate generations let’s not open doors in the spirit that will devastate our children and our grandchildren as David did it’s just amazing that Ahithophel hid that in his heart for all those years and eventually took his revenge so the lesson that we learn don’t enter into sin if you do confess it walk in light bring it into the open repent ask forgiveness and the blood of Messiah will cleanse you that’s what 1 John 1:7-9 says let me just pray Father I pray that you would give each of us wisdom that we would know how to walk in integrity and in wisdom not open doors in the spirit like David did not see our own family devastated but Father I pray for those of us that have already walked in foolish ways in the past Father I pray for supernatural mercy an outpouring of your mercy and the blood of Messiah to cleanse and to heal and to restore generations I thank you Father for that restoration that comes in the name of Yeshua Amen


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