Deal Gently with Absalom

By Chidi Otamiri “And the king commanded Joab and Abishai and Ittai, saying, Deal gently for my sake with the young man, even with Absalom. And all the people heard when the king gave all the captains charge concerning Absalom.” 2 Samuel 18:5. A bitter rivalry began to develop between David and his son Absalom. Absalom was the third son …