II Samuel 15:6 And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.
Absalom wanted his dad’s attention. He wasn’t getting it so he got drastic. He steals the hearts of the people and ends up dethroning his dad. He will then do abominable things to prove his power.
There are several lessons here. I should never be one that deviously tries to steal the hearts of men away from their God appointed leader. David was the king placed on the throne by God.
I should be careful to listen to the needs of my people so that the heart stealers wouldn’t be able to get a toehold in the hearts of the people God wants me to serve.
I should be aware when someone is trying to steal my heart away by exploiting the weakness of the leaders that God has placed in my life.