Abasalom was hoping that his father, King David, would respond to Tamar’s rape. The fact that David remained silent probably caused Absalom to despise David. Absalom, infuriated with Tamar’s disgrace h planned for Amnon’s death. Silence provides room for sin to fester and grow. Our silence and refusal to confront sin leaves the door open to greater sin. Anyone who knew about this situation would have been crying out for David to respond. In refusing to address sin in a decisive and timely manner we allow for future tragedy of sin that will have a rippling affect in our lives and those we love. We have to keep in mind that our main priority is upholding God’s honor.