In 2 Samuel chapter 16 verse 20, Absalom said, “Give counsel, Ahithophel, what we should do.” Well, Ahithophel was the right-hand man to David. He was in the inner cabinet, worked a lifetime with him. But in the last moments, he turned against David and he gave counsel and said, “Let’s kill him.” And he said, “I’ll do it myself.” But they rejected the counsel of Ahithophel and went with Hushai.

Now here it is. In chapter 17, when he saw that his counsel was not heeded, he went home. The Bible says he set his house in order and hung himself. Why would a good trusted man like that take his life? One thought: Ahithophel had a bitter spirit in his heart. Who was he? His granddaughter was Bathsheba. David committed adultery with his granddaughter. Ahithophel stayed loyal, stayed faithful, stayed dedicated, worked with David. But there was a root problem. He could never get over it. I can’t imagine. That’s his granddaughter. What a heartache.

Today, what’s the root problem? If you want help for today, deal with the root problem. And deal with it today. Have a great day.

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Pastor Jack Trieber

Pastor Trieber

Pastor Trieber has served as the pastor of the North Valley Baptist Church since March of 1976. He is also the President of Golden State Baptist College.