Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The One Ministry Thief That Noone Talks About-Artie Davis
I began to read and compare Saul & David in the book of 1 Samuel a few weeks ago…
You probably remember the story. But this is what really stood out to me about leadership.
Saul was given this by the Prophet Samuel: 1 Sam 12.24
Only fear the LORD, and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.
The Prophet knew Saul was going to have this issue:
F E A R
Fear caused Saul to lose EVERYTHING!
He offered the sacrifice because he feared man, and his enemies. Consequently, Samuel said the Lord had torn his ministry from him, and was going to give to the one who was after His own heart. We know that man to be David.
But later, David commits adultery, murder & walks in pride. Even after all that, God said for generations later, David was the man after His heart!
Did you get that?
Saul committed the sin of fear and lost it all. David messed up time and again, and was still king, and was honored by God.
Lesson learned: How is your fear factor? Are you fearing man? Are you fearing circumstances? If you are, REPENT. You may be close to losing it all. Fear is a HUGE sin in leadership!