2022-06-12: The Life of David — Amnon and Tamar

Sermon Audio: Amnon and Tamar
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: II Samuel 13:1-22
Duration: 31:58
Size: 11.9 MB

The Life of David
Amnon and Tamar
II Samuel 13:1-22

In our series on “The Life of David,” we have seen David’s meteoric rise from being a shepherd to serving as God’s king on earth.

When we read the Bible, we need to ask how any chapter fits into the over-arching storyline of the Bible.

I. Unbridled Lust (II Samuel 13:1-2,14-17)
Although the scripture says that Amnon loved Tamar, the fact is that his passion was pure unbridled lust.

And all lust is a kind of rape, whether of mind or body or both, for such pseudo-love can only consume the objects of its grasping attentions.

II. Unprincipled Counsel (II Samuel 13:3-5)
A true friend would have realized what was going on, or, at least, asked more questions to get to the bottom of the matter.

III. Unprotected Obedience (II Samuel 13:6-13,18-19)
In this terrible story, Tamar obediently followed her father’s instruction.

IV. Unrestrained Hatred (II Samuel 13:20,22)
Eventually, thankfully, through the intervention of his son, Rick realized that his hatred was hurting his own family.

V. Unmoved Anger (II Samuel 13:21)
David’s unmoved anger was an additional sin on top of his previous sin.