Saturday, March 30, 2024

March 30, 2024

Absolam was a handsome man who was cunning, ambitious, and adored by the people. He probably would have succeeded David as king over all of Israel if he hadn't been so scandalous. Instead, he devised a plan to take the kingdom away from his dad by usurping his authority to judge the people at the entrance to the city. He endeared them by telling them what their itchy ears wanted to hear and thus made friends in every town. David heard of his treachery, packed up his wives and any servants wishing to follow him, and left Jerusalem. God told David that evil would reign in his family for what he did to Uriah, so he gave in to his punishment and fled without a fight. He loved Absolam and never expected or prepared for his treason; David's heart broke. 

As parents, we often assume our children will stand by us, even in times of disagreement, as family is meant to be a steadfast support. However, this is not always the case; our children can sometimes let us down, yet our love for them remains. The enemy, in a cunning move, persuaded Absolam to betray his father and his family. Absolam ultimately paid the price with his life, a story we will delve into in later chapters. No matter how it unfolds, God's plan will always come to fruition. Remember, God's ways are inscrutable, and He will employ any means necessary to execute His plan. Be patient; it will surely manifest.

And David went up by the ascent of mount Olivet, and wept as he went up, and had his head covered, and he went barefoot: and all the people that was with him covered every man his head, and they went up, weeping as they went up. 2 Samuel 15:30

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