Mis-edification: Stuborness – in anyone is an ugly look. Today we are unable or possibly ill equipped to distinguish between stubbornness and individualism. What may appear as an individuals way of doing things may just be them being stubborn.
2 Kings 8:19 reads – In the fifth year of Joram son of Ahab king of Israel, when Jehoshaphat was king of Judah, Jehoram son of Jehoshaphat began his reign as king of Judah. He was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years. He followed the ways of the kings of Israel, as the house of Ahab had done, for he married a daughter of Ahab. He did evil in the eyes of the Lord. Nevertheless, for the sake of his servant David, the Lord was not willing to destroy Judah. He had promised to maintain a lamp for David and his descendants forever.
Here’s an awesome example of a king choosing not to walk in the ways of the Lord but for the sake of Gods own promise, maintains this evil kings throne.
Looking on, many seeking this king maintained may assume, he is successful in his own right – an individual. However the opposite is true.
Lets get better at recognising stubbornness, by continuing to walk in the ways of the Lord.