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The Tragedy of Injustice and You (2 Samuel 13)

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King David took no action against his oldest son, Amnon, even though Amnon raped Absalom's sister Tamar. Absalom ends up exacting bloody revenge, and much trouble ensues. This could be a lesson in the devastation of rape, the mistake of failing to hold the guilty accountable, and the potential deadliness of taking revenge into one's own hands. We are supposed to leave vengeance to God, but in this chapter, Absalom patiently waits and then strikes for revenge when no one suspects it.

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