A lack of loyalty is destructive. Without loyalty, athletic teams bicker and fail. Without loyalty, political administrations leak and crumble. Without loyalty, every obstacle becomes a crisis, and people begin to blame others rather than assuming collective responsibility. Without loyalty, trust dissipates and relationships erode.
The tragedy of Absolom’s rebellion and the implosion of David’s family is a classic example of how destructive disloyalty can be. For disloyalty creates sides and divisions, opening fissures and promoting conflicts.
Have you seen the impact of disloyalty anywhere in your life?
Are you loyal?