Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 348

Scripture Passage: Matthew 2:1-3

Bad Leaders Are Always Troubled at the Emergence of a Great Leader.

The wise men were excited at the birth of Jesus. When they shared the news of His birth with Herod, there was a different response. Herod was far from thrilled; he was disturbed. The Bible says, “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.”

The lesson here is this; Bad leaders are always troubled at the emergence of a great leader. Bad leaders are usually insecure people and believe that the rise of another must necessarily mean their downfall. They are threatened when they see others rise and will do everything in their power to bring them down. Herod was not only disturbed at the birth of Jesus; he was determined to kill the young child.

Prayer: Father, help me to understand that the rise of another does not mean my downfall.


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