More Thoughts on Absalom

David Copeland February 8, 2010 5:04 pm

Last year I was given the opportunity to publish in book form a study I have conducted over the last several years. I titled it Breaking the Spirit of Absalom. While it may never make the New York Times best Seller list, it has been a blessing for me to study and a blessing for many to read. You can obtain your copy of the book Breaking the Spirit of Absalom by going to the Absalom Book website All proceeds from the sale of this book will help us in our Kenya outreaches. It is also available from

I was recently pondering once again the life of Absalom when I came across 2 Samuel 18:18:

18 During his lifetime Absalom had taken a pillar and erected it in the King's Valley as a monument to himself, for he thought, "I have no son to carry on the memory of my name." He named the pillar after himself, and it is called Absalom's Monument to this day. (NIV)

Several things stand out to me by I will only post this one thought:

Something you build may last forever; but will people really remember you in the right way and for the right reason?

When our identity is wrapped up in what we do rather than abiding in Christ, we are headed for a train wreck.

God help me to always be abiding…and not simply always doing!

Services continue Monday through Wednesday February 8-10 at Unity Gospel Tabernacle in Graysville Tennessee with Pastors Russ and Shawnta Hillian. If you are the East Tennessee area we would love to see you in one of these services.