Making the next rank is a noble goal, but it comes with temptations.
It lures many into thinking they are masters of their own fate and compels them to surround themselves with “yes men.” In their arrogance, these types of leaders focus on what is personally beneficial and ignore the critical problems.
Love truth and make it a part of your life
King Ahab was this type of leader. His 400 “yes men” supported and praised the king’s agenda. But the king’s lust for power blinded him to the real issues and truth he desperately needed to hear.
‘And Jehoshaphat said, “Is there not still a prophet of the Lord here, that we may inquire of Him?”
‘So the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, ‘There is still one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may inquire of the Lord; but I hate him, because he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil.”
‘And Jehoshaphat said, “Let not the king say such things!”‘ (1 Kings 22:7-8, NKJV).
Have you been charmed by the ways of the world? Are you open to God’s truth and what it means for your life? Are you willing to have God’s Word direct radical change in your life? Keep the right focus—love truth and make it a part of your life.
The content of this article comes from “The Warrior’s Bible” (2014) and is copyrighted by Life Publishers International. Used with permission.