I love team leadership. I really enjoy getting a group of creative thinkers around me to do some serious brainstorming. I find it so beneficial to seek out the counsel of some wise people who have been around for a while.
But, let’s see, who have I left off this list?
Oh, yeah, I remember now—I didn’t consult God!
Be honest: have you ever done that? Have you ever consulted with a lot of wise—even God-fearing—people, but forgotten to consult with God Himself? If you have (and I certainly have), we’re in good company.
When King David got ready to move the ark of the covenant to Jerusalem, the Bible says,
David conferred with each of his officers….
How’d that work out for him? Not so good.
- Uzzah died
- David got mad at God
- David got scared of God
- The ark’s arrival in Jerusalem was delayed another three months
Then David had his “Oh yeah!” moment. When he got ready to try again, David said,
We did not inquire of God about how to do it in the prescribed manner….
So here’s my simple reminder to myself (and to you too): It’s fine to consult with others, but consult with God first.