Sunday, June 12, 2016

Sunday, June 12th - 1 Kings 22:29-40, 2 Chronicles 18:28-34, 1 Kings 22:51-53, 2 Chronicles 19 - Kelora

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is 1 Kings 22:29-40, 2 Chronicles 18:28-34, 1 Kings 22:51-53, 2 Chronicles 19

These passages shown how important it is to have godly advisers and how a good leader is one who is faithful to God and help grow others with God's values.

It is interesting to read about the different kings and their leadership styles.  It is important that when we seek advice we must carefully weigh the advice we receive.  King Ahab chose to have advisers that would only tell him what he wanted to hear.  By not following God, King Ahab perished in battle just as he was told.

In 2 Chronicles 19, when King Jehoshaphat appointed judges he reminded them that they were accountable to God for the standards to use to judge others.  In my Life Application Bible it said that "Jehoshaphat's advice is helpful for all leaders (1) realize you are judging for God (2) be impartial and honest (3) be faithful (4) act only out of fear of God not men, God holds us accountable for the authority we exercise.

He told them, “Consider carefully what you do, because you are not judging for mere mortals but for the Lord, who is with you whenever you give a verdict. Now let the fear of the Lord be on you. Judge carefully, for with the Lord our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery.”
In Jerusalem also, Jehoshaphat appointed some of the Levites, priests and heads of Israelite families to administer the law of the Lord and to settle disputes. And they lived in Jerusalem. He gave them these orders: “You must serve faithfully and wholeheartedly in the fear of the Lord. 10 In every case that comes before you from your people who live in the cities—whether bloodshed or other concerns of the law, commands, decrees or regulations—you are to warn them not to sin against the Lord; otherwise his wrath will come on you and your people. Do this, and you will not sin.
I think the advice in these verses can be applied to anyone in a leadership role and it definitely made me think how we are accountable to God in everything we do.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage:  2 Chronicles 20, 2 Kings 1:1-18, 2 Kings 3:1-27, 1  Kings 22:41-49, 2 Chronicles 20:31-37

1 comment:

Tammy Reimer said...

Good points Kelora. And the thing is, we're all leaders to someone. Whether it's parents to children, older siblings to younger, older women/men to younger, etc.