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  • Writer's pictureWilson Lim

Should we still submit to those in-charge who are incompetent?

Updated: Sep 9, 2021

Should we still submit to those in-charge who are incompetent?  I am sure many of us have found ourselves in such situations. 


David found himself in such a dilemma with King Saul.  King Saul was not only incompetent, but he also gradually became paranoid and irrational.  Yet in David's heart responses, we find biblical answers.  David tried his best to serve under King Saul.  He left only because Saul threatened his life and had to live outside of Saul's rule. 


In today's terms, if our employer is incompetent, we should attempt to make biblical considerations.  We should do our best to serve under our employer first.  Is it possible that God wants us there for a reason?  Rather than choose the exit door, simply because it does not meet our expectations. 


But if serving under this person threatens our personhood, or compromises our integrity, or compromises our relationship with God, we have the option to leave.  Nevertheless, David demonstrated the principle of continuing to honour the governing authority.  He never rebelled against King Saul. 


How do you think we should choose? 


Copyright ©️ 2021 by Wilson Lim & Lai Ling Lim All rights reserved. Materials are free to be distributed in whole or part as long as proper acknowledgement is given to the author and not sold for profit.


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