Posts Tagged ‘Disciplined for actions’
Leaders must have empathy if they are to lead over the long haul. Read Jeremiah 4:19-26.
The people of Judah had broken their covenant with God and had rebelled against His leadership. Jeremiah had confronted the nation’s leaders and had foretold the consequences for their failure to change. He knew that if God had said it the prophecy would come true. He knew that the people would suffer. He knew they deserved to be disciplined for their actions. He knew the discipline was good for the nation and the people. Yet in verse 19 we see the agony in his heart for what lay ahead for the people.
Tags: Coming Judgment, Compassion for your team, Confrontation, Consequences for failure, Covenant with God, Defiance of core values, Disciplined for actions, Empathy, Identify with suffering, Interpersonal flaws, Lead over the long haul