January 17, 2020
So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said to him, “This is what the Lord , the God of the Hebrews, says: ‘How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? Let my people go, so that they may worship me.
Exodus 10:3 NIV
Greetings friends, happy Friday
“It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those in power” Unknown
We might be very familiar with this passage of scripture and the story behind it. To cut a long story short, Pharaoh was king (ruler, leader, man in charge etc) in Egypt and was holding the people of Israel captive. The Lord on many occasion sent Moses and Aron to bring this same message to Pharaoh. “When will you humble yourself before me? Let my people go, that they may worship me”‘ says the Lord. Pharaoh continue to refuse and so the Lord sent 10 plagues that brought peril in the land of Egypt. The Lord was adamant that his people must be freed so they may worship him. The Lord inhabits the praise of his people. Therefore, nothing or no one can stand in his way.
Today’s society is one in which people crave leadership positions. They seem to elevate themselves in order to reach the top of the ladder. While nothing is wrong with this, one have to be careful that they don’t fall into God’s punishable hands. We read of many corrupt leaders and we see how they hold people captive to fulfill their own objectives. This kind of leadership is not what God has in mind for his people. The Lord wants his people to be free that they may worship him.
Like with Pharaoh, the Lord will not sit and watch his people suffer and remain in captivity forever! He will intervene. I pray that those who are leaders will understand the seriousness of humbling ourselves before the Lord. I pray that those who lead will lead people to worship God, rather than keeping them from worshiping God
Today’s world is different from “the Bible days” in the sense that the now leaders may not be holding people captive in any geographical location, but they are infiltrating the minds of the people and driving people away from God with their corrupt leadership styles.
Until next week, if you are in any leadership position humble yourself before God, that His wrath might not be poured upon you Do not hold His people at ransom. Let them Go, so they may worship their God.