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.
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
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