David Had Absalom

September 4, 2013   | Download the PDF here

By Lola Cain

I don’t know how I so successfully manage to place Biblical ‘heroes’ on a pedestal—but I do. Specifically at this moment I am thinking of King David.

A couple of days ago in a ‘discouraging’ moment over a fragile relationship God reminded me that David had Absalom. His own son tried to kill him, and took over David’s rightful place as King. What is truly remarkable is how David reacted. He loved his son, in spite of Absalom’s behavior. That is agape love—loving when doing so doesn’t make sense—when vindication would be warranted….

I want David’s heart in difficult circumstances!

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