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// Read: II Samuel 16:20-23 //
20 Absalom said to Ahithophel, “Give us your advice. What should we do?”
21 Ahithophel answered, “Sleep with your father’s concubines whom he left to take care of the palace. Then all Israel will hear that you have made yourself obnoxious to your father, and the hands of everyone with you will be more resolute.” 22 So they pitched a tent for Absalom on the roof, and he slept with his father’s concubines in the sight of all Israel.
23 Now in those days the advice Ahithophel gave was like that of one who inquires of God. That was how both David and Absalom regarded all of Ahithophel’s advice.
Ahitophel is an example of a man endowed with the Spirit of counsel. Verse 23 says that the counsel of Ahitophel is as if a man had acquired at the oracle of God. This Spirit of counsel is very important because the Bible says people fall where there is no counsel and there is safety in the multitude counsel (Proverb 11:14, 15:22). Purposes is established by counsel (Proverb 20:18).
PRAYER: Pray that God will endue you with the Spirit of counsel (Proverb 8:14).