Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 134

Scripture Passage: Judges 6:1-14
Without a Leader the People are Impoverished
Israel sinned against God and was sold into the hands of the Midianites for a period of seven years. Whenever the people sowed, the Midianites and the Amalekites came against them and destroyed the increase of the earth and left them nothing. The Bible says, “They entered into the land to destroy it.” This destructive pattern continued until a leader emerged named Gideon. He was raised to smite Midian as one man.
The lesson here is this; without a leader the people are impoverished. Israel was impoverished in Egypt for 430 years without a leader, then Moses appeared and in one night gold and silver was transferred from the Egyptians to the Israelites. Israel was impoverished until Gideon showed up. People are always impoverished without a leader because the leader carries the vision and without vision struggles continue.
Prayer: Father, give me a vision to liberate those I lead from ruin.

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