Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 121

Scripture Passage: Joshua 9:1-19
A Good Leader Keeps His Word Even When the People Murmur
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.” The princes were not moved by the disapproval of the people. They said to them, “We have sworn unto them by the Lord God of Israel; now therefore we may not touch them.”
The lesson here is this; a good leader keeps his word even when the people murmur. The people may not like his decision, it may be unpopular, but if he gives his word, he honours it. He understands that breaking his word will lead to a loss of integrity and the people’s trust. However, it takes a secure leader to attain this. An insecure leader who desperately craves the approval of the people will be quick to break his word at the slightest demonstration of disapproval from the people.
Prayer: Father, help me to maintain integrity as a leader.

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