Sep 25, 2018
Even good men can develop bad habits. And, even as God’s hand-picked candidate to lead the people of Israel, David was just as susceptible to this problem as anyone else in the kingdom. Chapter 10 of 2 Samuel reveals a particularly dangerous bad habit that David had developed that was going to cause serious issues in the not-so-distant future. While some leaders struggle with delegating responsibility, David seemed to have no problem doing so. In fact, we’ll see him abdicating his God-given role as Israel’s commander-in-chief of Israel’s and leaving it all up to Joab, the commander of his armies. As King, David was responsible for protecting Israel from its enemies. He had a job to do and yet, it seems as if David was making a habit of staying home when he should have been at war. Bad habits don’t just happen. They’re developed over time and, in time, they can lead to seriously dangerous consequences.