King Leader

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Today's reading: 2 Samuel 15:13-37

It's not too difficult to be a leader when things are running smoothly. But when the going gets tough it's a different ball game. Leading in and through a time of crisis reveals a lot about the person in charge--attitudes, values, motives. Good leaders stand out when crisis hits.

David is in the middle of a dire situation running for his life from his son, Absalom. So how does he respond? Like a true king and leader--caring for the people around him, putting the interests of others before his own, praying and making wise strategic decisions on the fly, and trusting that God is in control of every aspect of this dark situation.

When a crisis arises, how do you tend to respond? What's one lesson you learned or saw from David's words and actions about leading through a crisis? Tami

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Tami, Oh that I would handle crisis like David did! I must admit that I do eventually become calm and trust the Lord.

David knows that the Lord has it all in control and that he must remain humble and obey the Lord.

Just thought I'd share an observation. It re-enforces the fact that God is in control.

In the KJV version of the Bible, the phrase, "seemeth good", that King David said in 2 Samuel 15:26, reminded me of what Eli the priest said in 1 Samuel 3:18.

However, of course, these were two completely different circumstances, two completely different actions by the individuals, and two completely different outcomes also.

One was blessing (for King David) and one was judgment (for Eli as revealed in 1 Kings 2:27).

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