2 Samuel 13:12
“And she answered him, Nay, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not thou this folly.”
She was seduced by her own brother.
2 Samuel 13:1
“And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister, whose name was Tamar; and Amnon the son of David loved her.”
She was his half sister, yet he loved her.
His friend suggested how he could have his way with her.
2 Samuel 13:3
“But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah David's brother: and Jonadab was a very subtil man.”
She made him cakes as he requested, but he had an ulterior motive.
2 Samuel 13:10-11
“And Amnon said unto Tamar, Bring the meat into the chamber, that I may eat of thine hand. And Tamar took the cakes which she had made, and brought them into the chamber to Amnon her brother. And when she had brought them unto him to eat, he took hold of her, and said unto her, Come lie with me, my sister.”
She was raped by her brother.
2 Samuel 13:14
“Howbeit he would not hearken unto her voice: but, being stronger than she, forced her, and lay with her.”
Her father, King David, was wroth about the situation, but did nothing.
Absalom, her other brother, was vexed at Amnon’s actions toward her.
2 Samuel 13:21-22
“But when king David heard of all these things, he was very wroth. And Absalom spake unto his brother Amnon neither good nor bad: for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar.”
Years later, Absalom had his brother Amnon killed because of his disgrace toward their sister.
Tamar serves as an example of how our choice to sin has consequences and can disrupt a family.
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