Did the great leaders in the Bible stumble? Don't tell me that you have never stumbled in your life because you'll be lying. Come on, how did you feel? It is good that you didn't get yourself stuck but you took the courage and moved on with life. This is how life is and we will always be learners of it (here on earth). No single person is always perfect. We have challenges to tackle every day. By the way, what challenges are you facing right now? Hey, don't tell me! Do something about them, I mean tackle them.

I read the Holy Bible always. Why? You see this book called the Holy Bible is so unique. I have never come across a book like this in my life. It has all I need to know. It foretells the future. Can the Holy Bible be read just like any other book? No, you'll end up not understanding some aspects especially the prophecy written on it. Some of the books are interdependent and an example of this is the book of Daniel and Revelation.

There are some characters in the Bible I like so much. They were great leaders but surprisingly they failed at one point. Some of these great leaders in the Bible acknowledged that without God, they're just powerless and hopeless creatures. So today I want us to study these great leaders who lived ages ago and how they failed (stumbled).

King David

1.) David didn't go to battle so he stayed at Jerusalem. It is during this time of being idle that he noticed Bathsheba (wife of Uriah the Hittite). David lay with her and she became pregnant. David covered this sin by committing another sin of ensuring that Uriah was struck down to death while in war. God was displeased with this act.

2.) David did not consult with God on the proper order of bringing the ark of God from Kirjath Jearim.

3.) The order of numbering the Israelites by David annoyed God. David noticed his sin and prayed to God to take away his iniquity.

4.) David shed much blood, so God didn't permit him to build a house. (1chronicles 22:8).

King Solomon

1.) Solomon married from nations which God had told the Israelites not to marry from.

2.) King Solomon was not loyal to God as his father (King David). Due to this reason, God split the kingdom away from King Solomon when his son came to throne.

King Nebuchadnezzar (king of Babylon)

1.) He forgot that there is only one God to be worshiped when he made an image of gold which he set up in the plain of Dura (province of Babylon) to be worshiped. Whoever did not worship it had to be thrown immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. Shadrach, Meshach and abed-Nego didn't worship the image. This made Nebuchadnezzar to command that they be thrown into the burning fiery furnace. Astonishingly, the fire had no effect on them (they remained just as they were). From this experience, King Nebuchadnezzar acknowledged that there is only one God to be worshiped.

2.) King Nebuchadnezzar become proud of himself forgetting that it is through God's power that made it possible for him to build Babylon-

"and the king said, 'Is this not magnificent Babylon, which I have built as a royal capital by my mighty power and for my glorious majesty?"-(Daniel 4:30)

As a result of him uttering these words, the kingdom departed from him. He dwelled with beasts for seven good years. And thereafter he knew that God rules in the kingdom of men.

If you fail (stumble) as a leader, don't give up. Just accept your failures and get assistance from God. Know that it is not through your own powers that you're able to do great work, but through God's mighty power.

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