Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 138

Scripture Passage: Judges 9:1-6
Insecure Leaders are Destructive
After the death of Gideon, Abimelech, his son, went to Shechem to meet with his mother’s brethren because he wanted to become a king. The men of Shechem agreed to Abimelech’s request and money was given to him with which he hired vain people who followed him to his father’s house where they murdered in cold blood all Gideon’s sons save one, named Jotham. And Abimelech was made king, just as he desired. Abimelech killed seventy sons of his father because of his ambition to become a king. He was no doubt an insecure man consumed with an ambition.
The lesson here is this; insecure leaders are destructive. They destroy the lives of those they lead because they have no value for anyone’s life. They are also not truly interested in others. They love things and seek ways to use people to get them. They are consumed with self and will go to any length to please self. They reduce those they lead.
Prayer: Father, make me a secure leader.

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