I Kings 12:7 And they spake unto him, saying, If thou wilt be a servant unto this people this day, and wilt serve them, and answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will be thy servants for ever.
When you get a position of leadership it is easy to forget why God gave you the position. He didn’t give you a position of leadership so that you could be served but rather so you could serve. Rehoboam will not understand this.
He will consult with other young men. He will think that he has rights. He will fight to be treated right. He wants to be served.
The older men told him to serve. They warned him to love and be kind and he would receive the same treatment. The young men said, let’s take advantage of others. Let’s make something big of ourselves.
This is the curse that will fall on all in leadership if they are not careful. So today, let’s decide that we will serve. We will look out for their good and not our own. If we serve then we will be loved and served.