Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 49

Scripture Passage: Exodus 18:1-25
A Good Leader is Open to Ideas
As Moses and the children of Israel journeyed through the wilderness, he had a visit from his father-in-law, Jethro. During this visit, Jethro observed that Moses alone sat in judgement over the entire congregation of Israel, judging all matters great and small, from morning until evening. Jethro warned that this arrangement would wear out Moses and the people and advised him to appoint other judges who would judge smaller matters and bring to Moses’ attention only the big matters. This arrangement would not only save time it would also conserve the energy of Moses for other activities. The Bible says, “So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father-in-law, and did all that he had said.”
The lesson here is this; nobody knows it all, and nobody has all the answers, therefore a good leader will be open to the ideas of others.
Prayer: Father, help me to be open to the ideas of others.

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