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Desde El Corazón Del Padre - La semana del 22 de Septiembre

  • 2014 Sep 22
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Entonces Adoníashijo de Haguit se rebeló, diciendo: Yo reinaré… Entonces el rey Salomón envió por mano de Benaía hijo de Joiada, el cual arremetió contra él (Adonías), y murió

(1 Reyes 1:5; 2:25, RV 1960).

Soy una creyente firme en el liderazgo-del-siervo. En otras palabras, entre más alto en la escala "de líder" usted va, a más personas usted sirve. El mundo rara vez observa esa práctica, en cambio buscan su propia exaltación y objetivo. El Adonías es el ejemplo perfecto.

A este punto ya el rey David era un anciano, casi listo a marcharse de este mundo. Si él no dejaba instrucciones claras en cuanto cuál de sus hijos debía tomar su lugar en el trono, sus hijos comenzarían rápidamente a competir por esa posición codiciada. Adonías decidió que él no iba a tomar ningún  chance y esperar que su padre muriera, especialmente  ya que cada uno sabía que Salomón era lo más probable el primero en la línea para convertirse en el rey de Israel cuando David muriera.

Y entonces Adonías  comenzó a moverse furtivamente detrás de su padre, tratando de simpatizar con los sujetos de su padre y ponerse en situación para tomarse  el trono de David antes de que el anciano rey hubiera respirado su último suspiro. Pero la madre de Salomón, Betsabé, y Natán el profeta alertaron al Rey David del complot, y el rey rápidamente tomó las medidas necesarias para hacer ungir a su hijo Salomón como el rey antes de que Adonías pudiera realizar su plan traicionero. Por último la auto-exaltación de Adonías le costó su vida.

Dios nos ha llamado como creyentes para ser líderes que usan nuestras posiciones ordenadas por Dios para servir humildemente a los demás, caminando  sobre los pasos de Jesús y entregándonos nosotros mismos a aquellos a quienes  servimos, justo como nuestro Salvador hiciera cuando Él estaba en esta tierra. Eso es un liderazgo verdadero, y es también un privilegio ser llamados a tal posición.

Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, “I will be king…

King Solomon sent by the hand of Benaiah the son of Jehoiada;

and he struck him [Adonijah] down, and he died (1 Kings 1:5; 2:25, NKJV)

            I am a firm believer in servant-leadership. In other words, the higher up on the “leader” ladder you go, the more people you serve. The world seldom observes that practice, instead seeking its own exaltation and purpose. Adonijah is the perfect example.

            King David was old at this point, nearly ready to depart from this world. If he didn’t leave clear instructions behind as to which of his sons was to take his place on the throne, those sons would quickly begin vying for that coveted position. Adonijah decided he wasn’t going to take any chances and wait for his father to die, particularly since everyone knew Solomon was most likely the first in line to become king of Israel when David died.

            And so Adonijah began moving stealthily behind his father’s back, currying favor with the king’s subjects and setting himself up to take the throne from David even before the old king had breathed his last. But Solomon’s mother, Bathsheba, and Nathan the prophet alerted King David to the plot, and the king quickly took the necessary steps to have his son Solomon anointed as king before Adonijah could fulfill his treacherous plan. Ultimately Adonijah’s self-exalting ways cost him his life.

            God has called us as believers to be leaders who use our God-ordained positions to humbly serve others, walking in the footsteps of Jesus and giving ourselves away for the sake of those we serve, even as our Savior did when He was on this earth. That’s true leadership, and it is a privilege to be called to such a position.

Kathi Macias, popular speaker and prolific author, is an Angel-award winning writer who has published nearly thirty books, including her latest releases, Mothers of the Bible Speak to Mothers of Today (New Hope Publishers) and My Son John (a novel from Sheaf House). Whether keyboarding her latest book, keynoting a conference, or riding on the back of her husband's Harley, Kathi "Easy Writer" Macias is a lady on a mission to communicate God's vision. Her insightful words—filled with passion, humor and soul nourishment—refresh audiences from all walks of life. Join Kathi as she hosts "Write the Vision" every Thursday from 6—7 p.m. (Pacific Time) via THE International Christian Network (www.theicn.com). To learn more about Kathi or to book her for your next event, visit www.KathiMacias.com. Spanish translations by Cynthia Alcantara (cynthia.alcantara1@gmail.com).

 

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