Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 120

Scripture Passage: Joshua 9:1-18
If They Murmured Against the Old Leader They Will Murmur Against the New Leader
The children of Israel constantly murmured against Moses and Aaron as they journeyed from Egypt to the land of Canaan. Anyone would have thought that under a new leadership the children of Israel would cease to be critical, but not so. When Joshua and the princes of the congregation made a league with the Gibeonites, the Bible says, “And all the congregation murmured against the princes.” They murmured against the past leaders now they were murmuring against the current leaders.
The lesson here is this; if they murmured against the old leader they will murmur against the new leader. A change in leadership will not necessarily change the attitude of the people. A group of whiners under the past leader will remain a group of whiners under the present leader. A wise leader will note those who troubled his predecessors, because they will trouble him.
Prayer: Father, show me how to handle criticism as a leader.

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