The King of Assyria had invested heavily in military defenses rather than develop other leaders to follow God. As you might suspect, the results were devastating (Nah 3:18-19).
Thy shepherds slumber, O king of Assyria: thy nobles shall dwell in the dust: thy people is scattered upon the mountains, and no man gathered them. There is no healing of they bruise; thy wound is grievous: all that hear the bruit of thee shall clap the hands over thee: for upon whom hath not thy wickedness passed continually?
The leaders grew blind and failed in their duties. In response, the people scattered. The leaders were unable to organize the people and did not help them. Other nations celebrated Nineveh’s destruction.
- What are you doing to continue to develop your leaders?
- What can you do to encourage them to keep their relationship with God strong?