Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 139

Scripture Passage: Judges 9:23-55
Leaders Who Destroy Others for Their Ambition are Usually Destroyed by Their Ambition
Shortly after Abimelech became king, he fell out with his mother’s brethren in Shechem and a battle ensued. This war led to the destruction of Abimelech. The Bible says; “And a certain woman cast a piece of a millstone upon Abimelech’s head, and all to brake his skull. Then he called hastily unto the young man his armourbearer, and said unto him, Draw thy sword, and slay me, that men say not of me, a women slew him. And his young man thrust him through, and he died.”
The lesson here is this; leaders who destroy others for their ambition are usually destroyed by their ambition. The cure to a destructive ambition is to have a servant’s heart; a heart that seeks to be of service to others. A heart that is willing to make personal sacrifices for the betterment of others. This is true leadership. This leads to greatness and not destruction.
Prayer: Father, give me a heart to serve others.

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