In 2 Samuel 15, Absalom begins to strategically steal the hearts of the people so he could become king. As leaders and believers, we can't stick our heads in the sand when things get tough, and we can't take on the role of being a cheerleader instead of an umpire. Absalom took advantage of the people and his conspiracy grew. We have to hold each other accountable. We ourselves must be teachable in order to always be learning and we must be reading/studying the scriptures daily to prevent ourselves from being prideful like Absalom was.