Tamar, Amnon, and Absalom
Today’s text is a hard one for us to read. It shows us that since the fall into sin we have not moved into a more enlightened and loving state but instead have fallen further away from God. To be honest this text was almost left out of the readings, but it was kept in because, without it, Absalom’s rebellion seems to come out of nowhere. If you are reading with little ones I recommend you read or listen to this text before they do so you can make an informed decision about including them in this text or not.
“Stuff They Didn’t Teach Me In Sunday School”