Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 128

Scripture Passage: Joshua 23:1-16
Leaders Possess Foresight
In a farewell speech to Israel, Joshua predicted the future. He advised Israel of the outcome of turning from God and cleaving unto the remnant of the nations around them and making marriages with them. He said, “Know for a certainty that the Lord your God will no more drive out any of these nations from before you; but they shall be snares and traps unto you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land which the Lord your God hath given you.” His predictions came to pass.
The lesson here is this; leaders have foresight. They are able to predict what the future holds for those they lead, and therefore issue a forewarning. This ability separates leaders from followers. If a leader is not a step ahead of those he leads then he is anything but a leader.
Prayer: Father, help me to see ahead of those I lead.

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