Absalom proclaims himself king. Note:
- Pride – Absalom wants everyone to be impressed with him – riding a chariot with 50 men running before him. He proudly seeks to take the kingdom from his own father. What does your pride look like? What will you do about it?
- Loyalty – Absalom proclaims himself king, and many of David’s officials follow him. Yet many also remain loyal to David. Are you loyal toward your leaders? Associates? Friends? Family? Church? Can they count on you?