In Absalom, the people got the appearance and looks that fit their agenda but they didn’t get the character in the man. He was able to present a fine appearance and a desirable program but there was no character behind the appearance. Absalom got the results of a self-promoter and Israel got the privilege of dealing with the fallout. Maybe if we give ourselves to time and process and track records, we will have less fallout to deal with.
“And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;” (1Thess.5:12, KJV)