Presidential Power Plays

Kings, Prophets, and Presidents: A Warning about Power Abuse (Part 2 of 4) “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln Power abuse is nothing new to humanity. Man’s inhumanity to man is as old as humanity itself, especially with respect to the …

Kings, Prophets, and Presidents: A Warning about Power Abuse (Part 1 of 4)

I never imagined I’d be comparing these two kings of Israel: David, arguably their greatest monarch, and Ahab, reportedly one of their worst! At first glance these two men have nothing in common, until we look at their common abuse of power. Refresh your memory of their narratives here. Even the best of people are …