Tamar was devastated.
She was living with her brother Absalom.
Why does Absalom appear to be so unconcerned?
Remember what he told Tamar…
2 Sa 13:20
Then Absalom her brother said to her, “Has Amnon your brother been with you?
But now keep silent, my sister, he is your brother; do not take this matter to heart.”
So Tamar remained and was desolate in her brother Absalom’s house.
Do not take this matter to heart.
Stay with me.
Why was he reacting this way.
What about King David?
Does he know?
What is his reaction?
The Word tells us…
2 Sa 13:21-22
Now when King David heard of all these matters, he was very angry.
But Absalom did not speak to Amnon either good or bad;
for Absalom hated Amnon because he had violated his sister Tamar.
David was very angry.
David did nothing…apparently.
Absalom did not speak to Amnon, either good or bad.
Absalom hated Amnon because of what he had done.
Seething, quiet hatred.
Nothing was done…at the moment…the next verse tells us “two years later”…hummm.
Remember, we as believers are not to seethe in anger.
Such only brings forth evil…
BE ANGRY, AND yet DO NOT SIN; do not let the sun go down on your anger,
and do not give the devil an opportunity.
Do not give the devil opportunity.