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Set Up For Disaster

2 Samuel 17:14
...For the Lord had purposed to defeat the good advice of Ahithophel, to the intent that the Lord might bring disaster on Absalom

In the story, Absalom had taken rule over Israel while David has fled Jerusalem and is hiding. In his quest for the hrone, Absalom recieves advice from two advisors on what to do. Most interesting is not the detail of the plans, but what God's plans were.

I'm not quite sure how God's purpose overrules our own free will. I'm not sure that it does. Butbecause He knws the condition of our heart and the intent of our thoughts, the outcome has been determined. Because of thecondition of Absalom's heart, his pridul and rebellious quest ffor the throne, he chose a course of action that was immediate rather than patient. For when our hearts are set in rebellion, we hear only what we want to hear, and as a result set ourselves up for disaster.

Lord, guard my heart from pride and rebellion. Letme find my counsel inYour wisdom and not in man's.Correct me so that You don't have to bring judgement and disaster to my life.

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