(26) Now Joab attacked Rabbah of the children of Ammon and captured the royal city. (27) So Joab sent messengers to David and said, “I have attacked Rabbah and captured the city’s water supply. (28) So now gather the rest of the troops together, camp against the city and capture it. Otherwise, I will capture the city myself and it will be named after me.” (29) So David gathered all the troops, went to Rabbah, attacked it and captured it.
When a leader abdicates his leadership responsibility to others, he sows a poisonous seed of division, loses credibility before those he is leading and risks a transfer of loyalty within his own ranks.