Humility & Dependence in Darkness

Calvary Life Family Worship Center

2 Samuel 15:30-37 “Humility & Dependence in Darkness”
“And David went up the ascent of the Mount of Olives, and wept as he went, and his head was covered and walked barefoot. Then all the people who were with him each covered his head and went up weeping as they went.” (30) David’s posturing reflects humility and repentance for his sin which opened the door to Absalom’s betrayal. At this point he is informed a key advisor (Ahithophel) has joined the conspirators with Absalom. He then cries out to God to make Ahithophel’s counsel as foolishness. “It happened as David was coming to the summit, where God was worshiped, that behold, Hushai the Archite met him with his coat torn and dust on his head.” (32) David sees this like minded man as an answer to his prayer and sends Hushai back to pretend to serve Absalom to thwart Ahithophel’s counsel. He also would be connected to the priests who were sent back and could send messages informing David through their sons. Even in these very dark times David did not react or act in fear, but embraced a humble and dependent relationship with God that was so critical to his overall success as king.