Notes: September 16 – 2 Samuel 17

How God contravenes the wisdom of men

  • Ahithophel advises an immediate surprise attack against David (v 1-4)
  • Hushai advises a delay (v 5-13)
  • After Absolom agrees with him, Hushai sends word to David of the thwarted attack (v 14-16)
  • The messengers are nearly caught, but they eventually get word to David (v 17-22)
  • Ahithophel can’t bear the rejection, and he kills himself (v 23)
  • Three men bring food for David and his people (v 27-29)