Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 122

Scripture Passage: Joshua 9:27; 10:1-10
A Good Leader Defends His People
When Joshua made the Gibeonites hewers of wood and drawers of water for the congregation, they became his servants and therefore his responsibility. When the kings of the Amorites encamped before Gibeon to make war against it, the people quickly sent for Joshua saying, “Slack not thy hand from thy servants; come up to us quickly and save us, and help us; for all the kings of the Amorites that dwell in the mountains are gathered together against us.” And the Bible says, “Joshua ascended from Gilgal, he, and all the people of war with him, and all the mighty men of valour.” He rose to defend Gibeon.
The lesson here is this; a good leader defends his people. Their safety and well-being at every point in time is of paramount interest to him. When in trouble a people will usually turn to their leader for help because they are certain that he cares about them and will help them.
Prayer: Father, help me to take responsibility for those in my care.

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