Home > Leadership Journeys > Notes from the Journey with David – 102

Notes from the Journey with David – 102

102. So he took three javelins in his hand and plunged them into Absalom’s heart… (2 Samuel 18:14).
Without a doubt, those things a leader fails to deal with will not go away. Instead, they will come back to cause him hurt and pain. Joab’s actions against Absalom are shocking, but not surprising behavior from a man who has lived violently and killed when David wanted peace. Joab has been acting on his own throughout the Absalom story, and David’s unwillingness to stop him now costs him his son. Perhaps David feels unable to confront Joab since the Bathsheba affair, but for whatever reason, his reluctance to stop Joab’s actions has now brought an enormous price.

Categories: Leadership Journeys
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: