A Smooth Talker

“In this manner, Absalom dealt with all Israel who came to the king for judgment; so Absalom stole away the hearts of the men of Israel.” (2 Sam 15:6)

If you read the account of 2 Samuel 15, Absalom knew exactly how to steal the kingdom from David.  He dressed the part, he talked the part, he knew how to flatter, and he knew how to sow the seeds of discord and doubt.  Absalom wasn’t a better man that king David… he was just a better politician.

If you are looking for truth – remember, that liars tell you what you want to hear, but the truth often stings a bit as it hits the ears.  Beware of religious flattery.  Expect truth, reason, and book, chapter, verse from your preacher and church.  If the Bible isn’t being taught with some bite and straight talk… chances are your ears are being itched.

“For the time will come when they will not endure the sound doctrine; but, having itching ears, will heap to themselves teachers after their own lusts; and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside unto fables.” (2 Tim 4:3-4)

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