Wednesday, 13th March 2024: Abusing your position of power will bring you into trouble with God.

Scripture Reading: Micah 2:1-2
Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand. And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage

Reflections: The prophecy of Micah warns about God’s displeasure towards those who abuse their positions of power. They manipulate justice, violate the rights of others, oppress, cheat, and forcefully take what belongs to others. Upon a closer examination of the immoral behaviour of such individuals, it appears that they are corrupted by the power they possess. Hence, when you assume a position of authority, you must be mindful of the temptation to use your power to achieve fraudulent goals. Unfortunately, many people in both secular and church leadership positions have succumbed to this temptation. The opportunity to assume a position of power should always be utilized with the principles of fairness, justice, and equity. Failure to do so will bring you into trouble with God, the ultimate judge.

Prayer: Oh Lord, help me to avoid abusing any position of authority I attain in life.

Confession: I avoid abusing any position of authority I attain in life.