Posts Tagged ‘High Standards’
God has high standards and high expectations for those who accept leadership positions. Read Zephaniah 3:1-4.
Through His prophet Zephaniah God condemned Jerusalem for her sin and arrogance. The cities leaders were singled out in verse 4 when it says, “Her prophets are arrogant; they are treacherous men. Her priests profane the sanctuary and do violence to the law.” These leaders are indicted because their character failed and they violated the trust of their offices. When unqualified leaders have control, the whole organization can be ruined.
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Godly leaders, who have authority over others, understand the need for justice in their decisions and actions. Read Isaiah 10:1-4.
Isaiah conveys God’s word and presents a serious admonition to leaders who treat followers unjustly. God’s stern condemnation stands as a severe warning to oppressive and unjust leaders; He is pictured in verse four with His hand raised up to deliver His judgment on such leaders.
The primary focus of leaders who want quality in their organization has to be what is going on in their heart. Read Psalm 78:72.
Psalm 78 was written by Asaph and chronicles the history of the Jewish people. It starts out by saying, “I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter hidden things, things of old – what we have heard and known, what our fathers have told us” (78:2-3). He ended Psalm 78 by saying King David had led the people “…with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them.” Effective leaders understand they must work their entire leadership life to develop outward skill and inward integrity. To have one without the other leads to failure.