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7. Ahaziah: King of Easy Influence

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This is the seventh audio message for the Heroes & Villains series.


Are you influential or influence-able? Do you wield influence or does influence wield you? It's been said, “You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything.” And Ahaziah fell. Over and over during his short reign he succumbed to bad counsel and folded under pressure. He inclined his ear to the wrong advisors, and applied their suggestions unilaterally without using a filter. Simply put, Ahaziah was a pushover. Moreover, his fear drove him into hiding and his incompetence left Judah with no king strong enough to rule after he died. A fine line exists: We shouldn't be pushovers, but we also shouldn't be unteachable. Do you have the humility to listen to counsel and the wisdom to apply it selectively?

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