Incomplete Pardon, Incomplete Restoration
The OT’s incompleteness points us to our need of the completeness of Christ’s salvation promised in Ezek. 36 where under the new covenant a nature change happens in saved persons (unlike Absolom) David's pardon is incomplete and his restoration of Absolom is incomplete which leads the further hardening of Absolom's heart, it would seem.
It is unfortunately true that some people will go to hell. They will never change, they will never repent. But let us not let them go there without knowing of Christ’s dying love. Perhaps you know an Absalom as well, seemingly brazen in their sin. They have been hurt and they hurt others, maybe even you.
We can Pray...love...give truth, but only God can change their hearts, for the glory of his grace.
In Prayer Today:
Thank God that he has changed our natures through Christ's full salvation.