Notes from the Journey with David – 51

51. Yet now you accuse me of an offense involving this woman? (1 Samuel 3:8).
The divide between Abner and Ishbosheth reveals the pettiness that often follows an insecure leader. Ishbosheth’s accusation is likely born of gossip and the search for some means of lessening Abner’s escalating popularity. But the accusation backfires and Abner is now ready to take his influence to David’s side of the battle. The lesson seems clear. An insecure leader is often destroyed by his insecurity and not by his opponents. Insecure leaders are destroyed from within and people of quality turn from them.

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