David Absalom Analysis

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Saul, once a man, sought power instead of God's will and in doing so began to feel threatened at David's growing popularity. While David never had any intention of taking over the crown, Saul could only see an “Absalom”. Absalom, a young man who had found the favor of the people and decided to ignore that there was a kings anointed on the throne and seek his own power. For once a man steps outside the grace of God and seek his own power, He then begins to question what keeps another from doing the same. They are no longer under the covering of GOD and fear that others will follow the path that they have taken. To quote Edwards “Rebels who ascend to the throne by rebellion have no patience with other rebels and their rebellions. When Absalom

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