Very Interesting (Could be our leaders today)

Posted: 1st November 2014 by Sam McDonald in Topical

thinking-manAs I was reading in Exodus today I came up to this verse in chapter 8. This is about the middle of all the things God was throwing at Pharaoh, and it made me think about me in my life.. Here is the verse.

Exodus 8:15 But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart and did not listen to them, as the LORD had said.

How often do we do this in our own lives? Things get tough, you give it to the Lord, the Lord is faithful, you see some relief and then we decide we can take it from here. Now I know that this verse is not about a believer, and God didn’t harden our hearts, but isn’t that so true that we do just that? That we harden our own hearts by thinking “Ive got this now God, I’ll take it from here”. Just something to think about.

Now here is what I found so interesting. As I dug  a little deeper and was reading commentary I came across this from “The Pulpit Commentary”.

An Egyptian king was not likely, unless exceptionally gifted by nature, to be firm, fixed, and stable in his conduct. Flattered and indulged from infancy, no sooner did he obtain the crown, than he found himself recognized as a divinity by the great mass of his subjects, and regarded as one who “could do no wrong.” Occasionally, he may have been so fortunate as to fall under the influence of a wise counselor, but in general he would have been surrounded by advisers only anxious to please by echoing to him his own wishes and ideas. This Pharaoh—whether he was Menephthah, or any one else—was evidently a weak, impulsive, double-minded monarch. He wavered between good and bad impulses, now inclining one way, now another. He was sure therefore to be unstable in his ways. Similar, though (it may be) less pronounced, instability attaches to all those whose souls are not anchored upon the firm and unchangeable basis of fixed principles. It is fatal to the consistency of a career that a man should be double-minded. No man can serve God and Mammon. There is no fellowship between light and darkness, or between Christ and Belial. A man should make his choice, and not “halt between two opinions.” If Jehovah be God, follow Him; but if Baal, then follow him. Shifting, unstable, uncertain, variable souls earn universal contempt, and are powerless to effect anything but their own ruin.

Sound like anyone you know?