Posts Tagged ‘Self-controlled’
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.
Tags: Able to Teach, Above Reporach, Arrogance, Failed Character, High expectations, High Standards, Hospitable, Lawless, Leadership position, Profane, Respectable, Self-controlled, Treacherous men, Trust of the office, Violence
Christian leaders should have leadership qualities that reflect the leadership qualities of Christ. Read Isaiah 40:9-11.
In consecutive verses Isaiah beautifully describes God’s sovereign power and his compassionate concern for His people. We see God as a powerful, merciful Father who nourishes, guides, and protects His people as a good shepherd would care for His flock. Everyday leaders can learn a lot from Isaiah’s description of a powerful yet gentle nurturing leader.
Tags: Appropriate Power, Compassion, Cultivate gentleness, God looks at the heart, God-given Power, Good Shepherd, Harnessing Power, Hospitable, Leadership qualities of Christ, Merciful Father, Not Quarrelsome, Positional Power, Powerful Father, Respectable, Self-controlled, Temperate