Would your team say your leadership is just and fair? (150-4)
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.
No one leads for very long without wrestling with the words, “But, it just isn’t fair.” The question always has to do with why, i.e. why did they get the promotion, the transfer, the big office, the raise, to sit at the head table, or the new stapler, the new brighter, heavy weight paper, etc. Fairness is generally the first leadership element a leader has questioned by a team. A leader who demonstrates fairness may not always be popular with their team but they will be respected. Fairness is so important that in Proverbs 16:12tlb says, “It is a horrible thing for a king to do evil. His right to rule depends upon his fairness.”
If in fact a leader’s right to lead depends on fairness, every leader would do well to commit Micah 6:8 to memory, “He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Everyone should act with justice and mercy, but the stakes go up when leaders are involved because, according to the Bible, God holds those in positions of authority to a very high standard when it comes to fairness.
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