Go Ye Therefore

The Law of Empowerment Part 6

 Herod Abused Power-Matthew 2:3-18

King Herod failed to empower anyone; in fact, he drained power from people in a continual grab for power. Check out the ugly symptoms we see in his leadership that every one of us should avoid:

  1. He felt disturbed and threatened when he learned of a coming king (v. 3).
  2. He leveraged his power against any possible competitor (v. 4).
  3. He used people to serve his on purposes (vv. 7, 8).
  4. He lied in order to project the right image (v. 8).
  5. He reacted with fury when he didn’t get his way (v. 16).
  6. He concerned himself only with his own benefit (v. 16).
  7. He sought to destroy any potential threat to his leadership (vv. 16-18).

Join me next time for The Law of Empowerment Part 7