So far in our series, we have learned a lot about how not to lead a family from David’s negative examples as a husband and father. Today we’ll see David hit rock bottom and start looking up. He will finally get over his self-centeredness and self-pity and begin again to lead God’s people. At first, the news about his son Absalom leaves him distraught – “shaken,” the Bible says – and nearly unable to function. But when David hits rock bottom, he reminds us why he’s one of the heroes of our faith.