Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 172

Scripture Passage: Jeremiah 35:1-10
Great Fathers Are Great Leaders and Retain Their Influence
Jonadab the son of Rechab, was father of the house of the Rechabites. He was a great father and a great leader because even in death, he maintained a high level of influence over his children and their families. His children said, “We will drink no wine: for Jonadab the son of Rechab our father commanded us, saying, Ye shall drink no wine, neither ye, nor your sons for ever……Thus have we obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab our father in all that he hath charged us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, nor our daughters…..” Although not present he controlled their choices.
The lesson here is this; great fathers are great leaders and retain their influence. And not only during their lifetime but for a long time afterwards and indeed for many generations. This is a true test of great fatherhood and great leadership. Happy Father’s Day!
Prayer: Father, make me a great father like Jonadab the son of Rechab.

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