Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 132

Scripture Passage: Judges 3:9-11
Leaders are raised by God
The Bible says, “And when the children of Israel cried unto the Lord, the Lord raised up a deliverer to the children of Israel, who delivered them, even Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother. And the Spirit of the Lord came upon him, and he judged Israel, and went out to war: and the Lord delivered Chushanrishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand; and his hand prevailed against Chushanrishathaim. And the land had rest forty years.”
The lesson here is this; Leaders are raised by God. No leader, good or bad, rises to lead without God’s approval, because the powers (or authorities) that be are ordained of God. The leader who forgets this, and abuses the opportunity, is soon reminded that God puts down one and raises up another. He also learns the hard way that God rules in the kingdom of men and gives it to whomsoever He wills.
Prayer: Father, help me to remember that I am a leader only because of you.

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