Powered by 4 - March 20, 2014

 

Power Play

today's reading.
Judges 9:1-6  Now Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem to his mother's relatives and said to them and to the whole clan of his mother's family...

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The sinful nature of man shines through in the account of Abimelech. With Gideon out of the way, we now see his son, Abimelech, putting in place a plan to take control and lead Israel as king. It's all about power for Abimelech. He is power hungry, and as a result, he rounds up and murders his brothers to eliminate any challenge to his rule.

What does this passage show us about powerÑhaving power, the impact and influence of power, handling power? What did you learn from the account of Abimelech about choosing whom we follow or put in place as a leader? Tami

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