January 15, 2010

Portrait of a Godly Leader

January 15 Portrait of a Godly Leader

Lord, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill? He who walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart; He who does not backbite with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, nor does he take up a reproach against his friend; in whose eyes a vile person is despised, but he honors those who fear the Lord; he who swears to his own hurt and does not change; he who does not put out his money at usury, nor does he take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved.
Psalm 15:1-5

What qualities should every leader possess? Psalm 15 furnishes us with a list of many of the necessary traits. David pictures a godly leader as one who:

  • Possesses integrity
  • Does not participate in gossip
  • Does not harm others
  • Speaks out against wrong
  • Honors others who walk in truth
  • Keeps their word even at personal cost
  • Isn't greedy to gain at the expense of others
  • Is strong and stable
The Maxwell Leadership Bible

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