“Put Him to Death”

September 11, 2018

“Put Him to Death”

Blessings folk!!

The Amnon/Tamar story continues…

2 Sa 13:23-29

Now it came about after two full years that Absalom had sheepshearers in Baal-hazor,
which is near Ephraim, and Absalom invited all the king’s sons.

Absalom came to the king and said, “Behold now, your servant has sheepshearers;
please let the king and his servants go with your servant.”
But the king said to Absalom,
“No, my son, we should not all go, for we will be burdensome to you.”
Although he urged him, he would not go, but blessed him.

Then Absalom said, “If not, please let my brother Amnon go with us.”
And the king said to him, “Why should he go with you?”

But when Absalom urged him, he let Amnon and all the king’s sons go with him.

Absalom commanded his servants, saying,
“See now, when Amnon’s heart is merry with wine, and when I say to you, ‘Strike Amnon,’ then put him to death. Do not fear; have not I myself commanded you?
Be courageous and be valiant.”

The servants of Absalom did to Amnon just as Absalom had commanded.
Then all the king’s sons arose and each mounted his mule and fled.

Absalom was furious over what Amnon did to Tamar.

Absalom bided his time.

After two full years…the Word is very precise…a plan was executed.

It was sheep-shearing time.
Absalom invited all the king and all his sons to go.

The king feared that all these attending would be a burden to Absalom.
The king blessed Absalom.

Absalom asked for Amnon to go with him.
The king’s sons were also given permission to go.

King David stayed.

Absalom commanded his servants…

  • Wait until Amnon is drunk
  • Strike him
  • Kill him

Absalom told them…
  • Do not fear
  • I have commanded you
  • Be courageous
  • Be valiant

They did so.
Amnon was dead.
His sin found him.

The sons of the king then mounted their rides and took off…
They fled.

Justice was done.

Or was it?