History is Important

History has been one of my favorite past times for many, many years because history helps me to put things into perspective. If we do not read of our successes and failures from yesteryear, we humans will tend to succeed less and fail more.
Some will not accept biblical history because the Bible threatens their present, but like it or not the Bible is consistently true and has been shown to be so.
Leaders through the ages have often times demonstrated their failures in many areas of life and we know this from history. Some of those leaders turned out to be rascals of the worst sort because they killed and maimed millions of people throughout their reigns of terror. Others, such as Winston Churchill became leaders because they had to be or their nations would have literally gone away. God has chosen leaders throughout biblical history who would unquestionably be denied leadership in the United States because we are unable to see beyond the present. But, what does the Bible say about leadership? What we must understand is that what we are able to see and know right now may not be what God already knows. “1 Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion,2 make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.3 Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;4 do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.5 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.8 Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.9 For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name,10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth,11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:1-11 NASB. Jesus is Lord.

About Bob Williford

Conservative Southern Baptist pastor, missionary, and personal evangelist. An avid supporter of Texas Tech Athletics. Enjoy oil painting, writing and woodworking. My wife, children, and grandchildren are my joy. Reading and writing are great for relaxing......
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