The saga of David continues – an amazing story (that should be a movie, if you don’t mind me saying!)
In this chapter, we see that no matter how they tried to kill him, God protected David – in spite of all that David had done. Because of his heart and because he cried out for forgiveness, the Lord remained faithful. This is not to say that David’s sin didn’t cause consequences for him and his family (and the whole nation!). Au contraire! It did. Just like sin does for us today. But, the encouragement from this chapter is that God will still protect us.
Look at verse 14:
14 Absalom and all the men of Israel said, “The advice of Hushai the Arkite is better than that of Ahithophel.” For the LORD had determined to frustrate the good advice of Ahithophel in order to bring disaster on Absalom.
See that? “For the LORD had determined to frustrate the good advice of Ahithophel…”
God made the “good advice” from Ahithophel irrelevant with confusion from Husai the Arkite. As a result, the plans to kill and overthrow David were undone.
If God is for us…