Oct 7, 2018
Absalom was a man on a mission. He was ambitious and he had well-crafted plans in place that would ensure that his ambitions were fully realized. He had seen a flaw in his father’s reign as king and he was more than ready and fully willing to exploit it – all for his own personal benefit. Absalom, unlike his father David, was not a man after God’s own heart. His heart beat fast for one thing only: Himself. He was selfish and self-centered. Everything he did was aimed at elevating himself and he was willing to do whatever it took to make a name for himself. He was motivated by selfish ambition, but also a less-than-healthy dose of disdain for his father. And in 2 Samuel 15:7-12, we will see just how far this ambitious young man was willing to go to bring down his father and place himself on the throne of Israel. He knew the power of words and he was more than willing to put them to use in his quest for power, prominence and payback.