Somebody Loves You - May 11

WEDNESDAY 11 May, 2016

Seeking Prominence

Then Absalom would say to him, “Look, your case is good and right; but there is no deputy of the king to hear you.” Moreover Absalom would say, “Oh, that I were made judge in the land, and everyone who has any suit or cause would come to me; then I would give him justice.” - 2 Samuel 15:3-4

David was extremely busy and suspected no wrong doing from his son Absalom. He trusted him. Unnoticed, Absalom had watched the people come and go from the gate of the city. He became acquainted with the people’s needs. From right under the nose of David; Absalom took the opportunity to speak with the people. He let them know that his father was preoccupied but he was available and could hear their important issues.

Notice how Absalom pretended that he cared for the people. He was more interested in his own prominence. He was not a genuine or faithful leader. The whole time Satan had placed a devious plan in his heart. He was not to be trusted.

In ministry, business and even in our homes we need to count on faithful and trustworthy people. It is very important when we are busy, absent, or on a journey to have those who have integrity to oversee our duties. Also, genuine servants are needed to take care of the people and not to take the people. Someone who has the character of Absalom will be treacherous and while you are kept busy, secretly they will put into place their own agenda.

Who do you trust to take care of your business or your home so that everything will continue to run smoothly? Will that person faithfully watch over your affairs until you return? Make sure the person you choose is loyal; otherwise, you will learn by experience that those with their own agenda’s will end up hurting you. 

The heart which has no agenda but God’s is the heart at leisure from itself.
~Elisabeth Elliot~

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