2 Samuel 6 tells the story of David’s efforts to move the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. His first effort failed miserably. He didn’t take the time to consult God or God’s regulations for transporting the Ark. Instead of having the Ark carried by priests, he placed it on a cart pulled by oxen. In transport, one of the animals stumbled and Ark began sliding off the cart. The man who reached out his hand to steady it was immediately struck dead (no man was allowed to touch the ark).
After a time of repentance and mourning, David tried again and did it the right way. The day began with sacrifices and ended with celebration.
Wise people learn from the mistakes of others. What can we learn from David’s mistakes? As I read this story, Here are
4 LEADERSHIP LESSONS DAVID LEARNED TOO LATE.
1) Listen to God. Check His Word for wisdom.
2) Pay attention to details. Obey in small things.
3) Think of the people you lead before you think of yourself.
4) Take responsibility and learn from failure.
Whether you are leading a major organization, a small team, a family, or just yourself; these principles will help you become a better leader.