Summary: 2 of 3. Moses gave exhortation regarding the dutiful obligation of Israel’s king for the people’s freedom to serve God. Executive leadership should & can be dutifully obligated to God’s people. Executive leadership is obligated to Freedom from...
EXECUTIVE OBLIGATION-II—Deuteronomy 17:14-20
Tuesday is Election Day—We are obligated to vote our belief!
Those for whom we vote have a(n) Obligation/Commitment/Responsibility/Duty to their constituency, which sounds noble. Many, if not most, enter office with noble purposes in mind. But are they really prepared?
As is the king, so shall the people be.
“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”—Prov. 29:18
“Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; But happy is he who keeps the law.”—Prov. 29:18
Moses gave exhortation regarding the dutiful obligation of Israel’s king for the people’s freedom to serve God.
Executive leadership should & can be dutifully obligated to God’s people.
How should executive leadership obligate itself to God’s people?
8 obligations for executive leadership of God’s people.
This morning we found that Executive leadership is obligated to Freedom from...
2. Earthly RELIANCE/DEPENDENCE(:16)
3. A SPIRITUAL MARKETPLACE/Smorgasbord MENTALITY(:17a)
4—Executive leadership is obligated to Freedom from...
Explanation:(:17b)Wealth as Power
:17—“ “Neither shall he multiply wives for himself, lest his heart turn away; nor shall he greatly multiply silver & gold for himself.”
E)Another related restriction upon Israelite kings regarded their accumulation of wealth. He was not to use His sovereignty for gaining wealth. That is what foreigners would do, given that they would have no love for the land or its people.
Solomon’s son Rehoboam realized that his father had taxed the people so heavily that they were burdened. Rehoboam chose to add to the pain rather than to relieve it because he was in it for himself!
1Kgs. 12:3-4, 6-7, 8, 10-11, 13—“...Then Jeroboam & the whole assembly of Israel came & spoke to Rehoboam, saying, “Your father made our yoke heavy; now therefore, lighten the burdensome service of your father, & his heavy yoke which he put on us, & we will serve you.”.....“Then King Rehoboam consulted the elders who stood before his father Solomon while he still lived, & he said, “How do you advise me to answer these people?” And they spoke to him, saying, “If you will be a servant to these people today, & serve them, & answer them, & speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever.” But he rejected the advice which the elders had given him, & consulted the young men who had grown up with him, who stood before him.”.....“Then the young men who had grown up with him spoke to him, saying, “Thus you should speak to this people who have spoken to you, saying, ‘Your father made our yoke heavy, but you make it lighter on us’--thus you shall say to them: ‘My little finger shall be thicker than my father’s waist! ‘And now, whereas my father put a heavy yoke on you, I will add to your yoke; my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scourges!’”.....“Then the king answered the people roughly, & rejected the advice which the elders had given him;”