2 Introduction Who are those who love you? Do you also love them? How do your parents feel if you are injured?
3 Absalom…the Bad Son David had a son called Absalom. Absalom was always disobedient to the orders given by David his father.One day, he decided to kill his father because he wanted to be the king.Some people gathered around Absalom and declared that he would be king.
4 Ahithophel was Absalom’s advisor and was making plans for the battle against the army of King David. Ahithophel was also making plans for Absalom to kill his father King David.
5 Battle PreparationDavid and his servants fled to the mountain and prepared an army to fight Absalom’s armyThe people said to David: Do not come with us to fight because our enemies want to kill you.David said: “If you win and find my Son Absalom, deal gently for my sake with him and do not kill him”
8 While he was riding his mule under the trees, his long hair got stuck in the branches of a tree.
9 The captain of the army ordered a soldier to kill him but the soldier said “Haven’t you heard the king say: Be gentle with Absalom? He will grieve if he hears of his death as he loves him”.
10 The captain of the army aimed arrows at Absalom and killed him.
11 David stayed behind and was anxious about his son Absalom. A soldier arrived and told him that David’s army won victory.David asked if Absalom his son was well. David was very sad when he learned of the death of his son, despite all what Absalom did against him.
12 David wept for the death of his son Absalom David wept for the death of his son Absalom. He cried saying: “I wish I died instead of you my son Absalom”
13 ConclusionDavid was worried and wanted Absalom safe even after all what he has done against him. Absalom actually wanted to kill his father.The parents are the most forgiving and loving people out of all the people that surround us and we get to know. They support us at time of sorrow and time of joy. They are always there for us whenever we need them. Therefore, we owe them love, respect and honor.Who remembers the fifth commandment?
14 ConclusionHonour your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you. Exodus 20:12
15 Questions What is the name of David’s son? What did the Devil say to Absalom?Did he obey him? Whom should you obey? Whom should you love?The battle was between whose armies? Whose army won victory?What did Absalom do after his army was defeated?What was David’s commandment to the soldiers?How did Absalom die?What did David do when he knew his son died?
16 God’s Love for Us Who is our Father? Lord Jesus is our Father who loved us so much that He sacrificed Himself on the cross for us so that we can live with Him forever.
17 Memory Verse“And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us…” (Ephesians 5:2)