Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 202

Scripture Passage: 2 Samuel 4:5-12
Wise Leaders Do Not Reward Disloyalty
Rechab and Baanah killed King Ishbosheth in his bed and brought his head to David in Hebron, seeking a reward. David responded thus, “When one told me, saying, Behold, Saul is dead, thinking to have brought good tidings, I took hold of him, and slew him in Ziklag, who thought that I would have given him a reward for his tidings. How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed?” Needless to say, David ordered their speedy execution.
The lesson here is this; wise leaders do not reward disloyalty. Not even when it is targeted at their rival or detractor. They recognise that one who rebels against a bad leader, can and will rebel against a good leader. The issue is not the leader, the issue is that the person has no regard for constituted authority. Wise leaders are wary of such people.
Prayer: Father, help me to recognise disloyalty and deal with it immediately.

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