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King David and Absalom
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By James Pemberton
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King David and AbsalomÖ

From King David, his son Absalom was named.

He lived under the rule of his fatherís reign.

He grew up loved and admired by manyÖ

Any kind of charm, he didnít lack any.

He avenged the rape of his half-sisterís brother.

He then turned his focused on to another.

After a few years, he declared himself king.

From David, he wanted to take everything!

He raped his dadís concubines, and David fled.

Absalom wanted to be king, and David to be dead!

David sent Hushai. to be close to Absalomís side.

Bad council was what he wanted to provide.

Absalom took his council, and his choice was plain.

He went to war with David, but his life was slain.

The sword of Joab had pierced Absalom within.

Never more, would Israel hear from him again!

For all of the pain, this brought to David a sorrow.

But he learned to trust the God of tomorrow!

For all of Davidís accomplishments, his son was gone.

David asked for Godís mercy for all that was wrong.

May we all seek to follow God with all of our heart.

And seek the Lordís wisdom, before the pain starts!

The God of David is the God who reigns today!

May we be inspired by the words he has to say!

Blessed is he who trusts God

†and obeys him!

For the God of David, will never fail him!

By Jim Pemberton† †(c) 2013


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Submitted: Saturday, November 9, 2013

Last Updated: Saturday, November 9, 2013

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!


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