Don’t Be Absalomic!

Back when David was the ruler of Jerusalem, he had a son named Absalom. When Absalom was older, people around him started to talk poorly about King David. Saying to Absalom “you can rule Jerusalem way better then David.” But instead of doing the right thing, Absalom decided to fall into the temptation of back stabbing his authority. And in doing so Absalom brought division among the people in Jerusalem.

That is why God tells us in Romans 13 that we need to submit to our leaders because they are God’s servants and have been placed there by God for our correction and guidance.

So ask yourself these questions; do you want to build strong character? Or do you want to become a great leader? Then submit to your authority. Otherwise, if you can’t learn to submit to authority, you will never learn the lessons that God is trying to teach you.

Absalom didn’t get it. He couldn’t learn to submit to the authority God placed over him and in the end it cost him his life. Don’t be like Absalom (Absalomic), submit and learn from the leadership God has given you. Accept strong teaching and good instruction, if you can learn to submit and accept constructive criticism then you will become the person that God has intended for you to be.