Thursday, November 4, 2010
Being the Worst Example
Being The Worst Example
Have you ever had a bad example in your life? Maybe this person caused you to do something very stupid. Maybe this person caused you to indulge in a bad habit that seemed to become almost like an addiction. It is interesting, people can usually point fingers and reveal the bad examples in their lives. Some of them consist of friends, family, movie stars, and even church leaders. Have you ever wondered who the worst example in the bible is? The person is Jeroboam son of Nebat.
Jeroboam was the first king that split off from the Dynasty of King David. He led 10 of the 12 tribes to split and create the Kingdom of Israel. (I know it can get confusing). The important thing is that he is mentioned well over 30 times in just 2 books of the bible. He led Israel to abandon God and utterly reject him. He was one of the most powerful examples in the Old Testament. He was a terrible example in the bible. He led people in such deep sin that even eventually the people of Israel began to sacrifice their own children.
My challenge for you today is to imagine if you were written in the Bible. What would it say about you. Would you be a good example or would you be one like Jeroboam that led people away from God. This is a very a deep thought. I encourage you to be conscious of your actions today and see where it leads you. Enjoy