2 Samuel 16:15-17:29

  1. What are the reasons for Ahitophel’s first piece of advice to Absalom?
    What do you think would have been David’s first thought (cf. 12:11, 12)?
    Is this the key to David’s rather defeatist attitude?
  2. 17:1-14. Was Ahithophel’s counsel good?
    If so, why was it that Hushai’s advice won the day?
  3. How was David rewarded for his previous generosity Notice who Shobi was (verse 17:27; see 2 Sam. 10:2).