Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 55

Scripture Passage: Exodus 32:1-7
When the Leader is Away the People Go Astray
When Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the children of Israel approached Aaron and said to him, “Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we know not what is become of him.” Aaron yielded this request and made a golden calf which the people worshipped. And God said to Moses, “Go, get down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves.”
The lesson here is this; people easily go astray when their leader is absent. Like children, when followers are left to themselves, they cause shame. Therefore, a leader must not leave his position vacant for any length of time but ensure he has a suitable cover while away. This must be someone he has trained and trusts to fill the gap in his absence.
Prayer: Father, help me to select and train others to fill the gap in my absence.

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