Living In The Moment
Daily Devotional Series - Day 15
Reading: Ecclesiastes 4:13-16
It happens to us every election cycle. We become victims of hype. We love the young or new voice. We love the rhetoric. We love the promises. We LOVE the slogans. We watch our person sweep into the office with much fanfare only to see that same energy fade under the weight of a nearly impossible job serving people that are nearly impossible to please. We unfairly build each one up as a savior only to look for another one 4-8 years later.
Solomon saw this happening even in his day. In his contemporaries, he saw old kings who were fools. Being old didn’t make you wise. Same for young kings coming up the ranks. The advantage of youth was that they still “smelled” new. But eventually, that smell wears off and they just smell. This applies not just to kings but to any kind of leadership role. People will disappoint you. It’s inevitable. So will you! Trust God who doesn’t change. Trust God who has real power. Trust God who is above all things,
For those in leadership, you can’t please everyone. People change all the time. A friend of mine who used to try to please everyone and do everything has a sign in his office that reads, “You are not the savior.” There is only one.
“Do not put your trust in princes,
in human beings, who cannot save.
When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;
on that very day their plans come to nothing.
Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord their God.”