Daily Archives: April 15, 2013

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Amnon & Self-Pity – A case study

Amnon was a disgusting, pathetic, miserable young man. Driven by self-pity he became a sexual predator. He is someone you need to understand. Romans 15:4 tells us that whatever was written in Scripture was written for our instruction. So, as unpleasant as it is, the Holy Spirit has something for you to learn regarding Amnon.    The core information about Amnon is written in 2 Samuel 13:2. All of the other events in this narrative flow from this one observation:   “Amnon became so obsessed with his sister Tamar that he made himself ill. She was a virgin, and it seemed impossible for him to do anything to her.”   Obviously Amnon was sexually obsessed with Tamar. But if this […]