FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21
Scripture: 1 Kings 12:6-15
1 Kings 12:6-15 shows us what happens when leaders refuse to be servants. Verses 6-8 says, “Then King Rehoboam consulted the elders who stood before his father Solomon while he still lived, and he said, ‘How do you advise me to answer these people?’ And they spoke to him, saying, ‘If you will be a servant to these people today, and serve them, and answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever.’ But he rejected the advice which the elders had given him, and consulted the young men who had grown up with him, who stood before him.” When leaders refuse to be servants they inspire rebellion and destruction in their land. That certainly happened to Rehoboam and it is happening over and over again in nation after nation as unprincipled leaders choose to rebel against God. Rebellion against God brings the God Who desires to kill on the scene. And if the church will rise up and pray accordingly, we will see rebellious leaders removed by the Hand of God Himself. Money proved to be Rehoboam’s failure and it looks like it is proving to be the failure for a multitude of leaders today. If we can pass the money test we can walk with Jesus, the Judge of all the Earth. There are people who are so vile that God desires to kill them!