But the people did not listen. Manasseh led them astray, so that they did more evil than the nations the Lord had destroyed before the Israelites. -2 Kings 21:9
Leaders influence others for good or for evil. In King Manasseh’s case, we are told he led his people astray. He influenced those he led to do evil to such a degree that God sent prophets to declare judgment upon the land.
Leaders also influence for good. King David, despite his flaws, led the people of Israel toward unity and worship of the Lord. Under his rule, influence was mostly positive, helping others and encouraging a life that honored the Lord.
Will you live the example of Manasseh today or of David?
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Dillon Burroughs is the author and coauthor of numerous books and is handwriting a copy of all 31,173 verses of the Bible at HolyWritProject.com. Find out more about Dillon at Facebook.com/readdB or readdB.com.