130. David built an offering to the Lord and sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings (2 Samuel 24:25).
Second Samuel ends appropriately–David is worshipping God. David’s greatest quality as a leader is his continued dependence on God. Though he stumbled at points, David’s trust in God seems to escalate in the later years of his leadership. He is simply known as a worshipper–a remarkable reality for a sovereign king. Why is it that leaders tend to be less and less dependent on God? Why does pride take root and bring an unfortunate harvest in so many stories? David’s example offers extraordinary proof that a leader can grow in his dependence on God.