Sep 30, 2018
Great leaders don’t always make great parents. And David is a prime example. He may have been a tremendous military leader, but as we’ll see in 2 Samuel 13:1-19, he wasn’t exactly adept at leading his sizeable clan of children birthed to him by his many wives. And many of the problems David would find himself facing as a parent were the direct byproduct of his own personal sins. There is an old adage that states, “What parents do in moderation, children do to excess.” And David family was going to prove that statement to be painfully true. Some of his kids were going to be chips off the old block, emulating some of David’s most egregious sins and bringing his moral failings right under his own roof. And one of the most telling proofs of David’s poor parenting skills will be his tendency to avoid rather than confront, to dismiss rather than discipline. David would turn a blind eye to the sins of his children and the results would be deadly.