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And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

15:6 stole the hearts. Absalom was handsome and charming, but also cruel and ambitious. David, even with his faults, was God’s chosen leader for Israel, and certainly the greatest king Israel ever had. Absalom was treading on dangerous ground, therefore, when he attempted to undermine David’s authority in this way, and it eventually cost him his life. This should be an example to those today who would seek to displace God-called leaders from their positions. God can remove those in leadership, if it is needed, without human intervention.

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