Oct 16, 2018
David may have been a man after God’s own heart, but he had his own fair share of short-comings and human weaknesses. He didn’t always make the wisest decisions. And he seemed to struggle with having discernment. He could be easily swayed and manipulated. He was influenced far too easily by the opinions of others or situational circumstances. And in 2 Samuel 19:24-30, as David continues to reunify his divided kingdom, he is faced with a dilemma. He must make a determination between Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, and Ziba, the former servant of Mephibosheth. These two men presented David with two conflicting stories. One of them was clearly lying. But how was David to discern the truth? How could he make sure that he did the right thing? Being a leader is one thing. Being a wise leader is something else. And being a wise and godly leader is something different altogether. Godly leaders get their wisdom from God. And that seems to be something David had forgotten.