“Let Him Not See My Face”

September 15, 2018

“Let Him Not See My Face”

Blessings folk!

Absalom was allowed to return, with a caveat.

2 Sa 14:23-24

So Joab arose and went to Geshur and brought Absalom to Jerusalem.

However the king said, “Let him turn to his own house, and let him not see my face.”
So Absalom turned to his own house and did not see the king’s face.

David longed to see Absalom.

David wanted Absalom “back home”.
He now was.

Yet, David refused to see him face-to-face.
Wonder why?

I suspect it has to do with continued punishment.

Absalom had usurped the king’s authority in have Amnon killed.
Any other man would have likely be executed by the command of the King.

David was “putting Absalom in his place”.

Such needs to be handled judiciously…problems could arise.

They will soon.

Be certain that all that we do is the desire and mind of the Lord.