Absalom was born in Hebron to David, the newly-crowned king of Israel. The prince was handsome, dynamic and popular, which is a heady combination for someone prone to hubris. When the royal family eventually established itself in Jerusalem, David’s own sinful behaviour created an ethical vacuum, and that presented opportunities for Absalom’s arrogance to flourish. He murdered his brother, ousted his father and presumed to make himself king. But as Proverbs says: “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.”
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