Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 173

Scripture Passage: 1 Samuel 16:19-21; 17:15
Good Leaders Truly Care for Those They Lead
David was a young shepherd when God chose him to be Israel’s king. As a shepherd he was a leader of the sheep in his custody. We know that he was a good leader because while working for Saul, David’s thoughts were constantly with his sheep. And as soon as Saul went to battle against the Philistines and did not require his services, the Bible says, concerning David, “But David went and returned from Saul to feed his father’s sheep at Bethlehem.” The sheep he led were obviously top on his list of priorities. Little wonder God chose him to be Israel’s leader.
The lesson here is this; good leaders truly care for those they lead. And this care is demonstrated in the things that they do and not just in what they say. Talk is cheap and therefore, anyone can say anything. But a good leader is known by his good actions towards those he leads.
Prayer: Father, make me a good leader.

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