Ahithophel was a wise counselor during the time of King David. His advice was so good that talking with him was considered to be like inquiring of God himself (2 Samuel 16:23).
Some stuff went down, and Ahithophel had an instance where his advice was not taken. His counsel was rejected while a colleague's was recieved. His response to this rejection was to saddle up, clean up his house, and take his own life.
Seriously?!?! After years of glorified advising, one instance of rejection sent this man to the grave?
I read this story last week and got to thinking … it is so important that our self-worth is rooted in what God thinks of us. If it is rooted in how others respond to us, it could get dangerous.
Ask God, "What do you think of me?" Let truth permeate. It could save your life.
Katie Luse is a speaker and writer who is passionate about navigating life with eyes on a hunt for beauty.