Sunday, 16 April 2017

Adding insult to injury

He said he was sick, his plan designed to hoodwinked his father. "Send my sister to my house to make me some cakes," he said, "that I may get well." The father told his daughter, Amnon's sister to go to her brother and prepare some food for him.  Not knowing of his wicked plan, that Amnon was feigning sickness in order to accomplish his evil plan. She went to his house to do as she was asked and alas! She was raped and humiliated by her brother and adding insult to injury he chased her away from his home. (2 Samuel 13:1-21).

The hatred Amnon had for his sister after his wicked act of violating her, still reverberate down the annals of time. Rape is still unacceptable, not only by God but by all and still punishable by law. 

Adding insult to injury Amnon having raped his sister Tamar, now held her in contempt, after his dispicable act towards her. Let us look at the brothers reaction after he violated his sister.  “Get this woman out of my sight!" He told his servant,  "and bolt the door after her.” 

The record said, "and Tamar put ashes on her head, and rent her garment of divers colours that was on her, and laid her hand on her head and went on crying."

Abuse in all form is wrong and no one should experience any form of it. 

This is why we are admonished to:

1. Flee youthful lust and follow after righteousness, faith, love and peace. (2 Timothy 2:22)

2. If anyone cleanses himself he becomes a vessel of honour. (2 Timothy 2:21)

3. A sound heart is life to the soul, but envy rotteness of the bone.  (Proverbs 14:30)

Be careful of your associates. It was Amnon's friend that came up with this evil suggestion. Note, the end result of those is very miserable whose friends, instead of censoring, flatter them and encourage them in their Wicked ways.

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