Today is October 31, 2018

Verse of the Day — 2 Timothy 3:10-11

You followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, perseverance, persecutions and sufferings . . .


Nine characteristics of a true Godly leader.


In this verse we see what God thinks are the true traits of leadership.

  • Teacher – Must be able to teach others, both by example and by conveyance of fact.
  • Conduct – Must conduct yourself in a manner that glorifies God, regardless of the situation.

  • Purpose – Must have planned objective, measurable goals.

  • Faith – Must display true faith in Jehovah God’s ultimate plan.

  • Patience – Must be willing to wait for God’s timing.

  • Love – Must understand God’s love and apply it in all decisions.

  • Perseverance – Must be able to maintain the vision and stay the course, even under adversity.

  • Persecution – Must understand that if you give Christ the credit, you WILL be persecuted.

  • Suffering – Even suffering distress, affliction, disease, impairment, pain, or even torture, as a leader, must convey the fact that you understand God allows all problems for the ultimate good of believers and is always in control.


Dear Compass,

The number and scripture connections in a recent GML were fascinating. Could you define all the numbers from one to ten?


  • One – Wholeness / God
  • Two – Division

  • Three – Unity / Agreement

  • Four – Limitation / Time / Direction

  • Five – Grace / Liberty / Abundance

  • Six – Man / Short of Completeness

  • Seven – Complete / Rest / Blessing

  • Eight – New Beginnings

  • Nine – Fruitfulness

  • Ten – The Whole / A Complete Unit

  • Eleven – Imperfection

  • Twelve – Human Government

  • Thirteen – Rebellion

  • Forty – Testing / Instruction

Additional resource for this GML:

You can download and watch this DVD from the Compass Digital Store by clicking on the title below—no credit/debit card needed. Enter the discount/coupon code “GML” and it will be free.

God’s Colors And Numbers In Scripture – Paul Van Noy

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