86. This has been Absalom’s expressed intention ever since… (2 Samuel 13:32).
The palace isn’t surprised at the news that Absalom has killed Amnon. Absalom had made it clear that someday he would avenge the rape of his sister, Tamar. So again I wonder why David didn’t intervene in Absalom’s plan or why he intentionally turned down his own invitation. David’s failure to act sealed Amnon’s fate. While David might have thought this a just punishment for Amnon, his own inaction has forever damaged his relationship with Absalom as well.
When a leader doesn’t deal with problems in his organization, those problems will become increasingly destructive. Pretending not to know what’s happening doesn’t keep anything from happening!