Never let power go to your head
Reading: 1 Kings 1:41-53
Solomon is the King and Adonijah had tried to keep him from it. (See verse 52) It would have been acceptable (maybe even expected) for Solomon to take Adonijah out, but Solomon showed grace and didn’t.
There will come a time in your life when you will have a place of power. Please don’t let that power go to your head.
“Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
Lack of accountability is the easiest way for power to corrupt. Your spouse should have access and information about every little detail of your life. This information should be offered without the other party feeling guilt for wanting to know. (i.e. Computer use, phone calls, money spent, etc...)
With great power comes great responsibility.
Solomon was King enough to have the powerful take care of Adonijah. Solomon was King enough to realize the end result of his actions in dealing with Adonijah. Have you ever heard the saying, “Just because you can doesn’t mean that you should?” The Bible teaches that as we prove ourselves in small things, God begins to use us in larger things. As you grow in your Christian life, don’t let the power go to your head. Just because you can, don’t!