Dear BAGBR Churches,
Isaiah 22: 17 "Look you strong man, The Lord
is about to shake you violently..."
Shebna was working and using his position
for personal gain and advantage and self
promotion. He thought he was doing so under
the cover of service and no one would
know...but God did and He was about to shake
Many times when people get in a place of
authority, if not careful, it becomes a
place of having personal advantage for
personal gain. God knows what you are doing
and how you are using your elevated place.
The higher one ascends in His service the
harder one must work, so as, not to be
padding his own pockets for personal gain.
God knows exactly what is going on and will
rein them in, rein us in. Put into place
checks and balances so that we use our
position wisely, properly but not
No doubt there are privileges in leadership
and one should not be criticized for
utilizing them, but the responsibilities and
accountability that comes with any privilege
should more than counterbalance it. If we
fail to self-impose personal discipline, God
will bring corrective discipline about in
His way, His time.
Tommy G. Middleton
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