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Notes from the Journey with David – 87

87. And the spirit of the king longed to go to Absalom (2 Samuel 13:39).
Why didn’t he? Absalom is hiding from his crime of revenge against Amnon. But now three years have passed and David’s mourning for his wicked son Amnon has certainly abated. Why doesn’t David go to Absalom? Why doesn’t he initiate the needed restoration? Now there may have been various political implications, but David is king and his actions need no explanation. Soon Absalom will plot an overthrow of David’s kingdom, largely because he fels marginalized by the king. One wonders whether David could have stemmed Absalom’s tide of rebellion had he made the effort at this point in the relationship. The underscored point is that relationships must come before political expediency.

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