Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 133

Scripture Passage: Judges 3:9-11
Leaders Emerge Because of a Need
Having sinned against God, the children of Israel found themselves in bondage with an obvious need for freedom. As was the case when they were in Egypt, a leader was raised to meet that need. 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………..and the Lord delivered Chushanrishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand; and his hand prevailed against Chushanrishathaim. And the land had rest forty years.” Othniel became a leader because of Israel’s need.
The lesson here is this; Leaders emerge because of a need. The emergence of a leader is always tied to a need of the people. Needs give birth to leaders. Those who will lead are those who are able to see needs and rise to meet them.
Prayer: Father, help me to see the needs around me and rise to meet them.

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