Notes from the Journey with David – 103

103. I have no son to carry the memory of my name (2 Samuel 18:18).
Many leaders  can identify with Absalom’s regret. Though Absalom’s sorrow relates to his lack of an heir, many leaders fail to establish an heir to their life’s work. They spend themselves for an organization but fail to identify and equip someone to carry things forward. As the preceding verses point out, Absalom had erected a stone as a memory to himself since he had no son. Organizations where leaders fail to plan for the next generation often end up no more than an edifice of what used to be as well.

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