Archive | July 10, 2015

Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 192

Scripture Passage: 1 Samuel 23:15-18
Those Who Won’t Fight With the Leader Won’t Reign With the Leader
Jonathan wanted David to be king. He said to David, “Fear not…thou shalt be king over Israel, and I shall be next unto thee…” However, he was not willing to fight by David’s side to see this vision fulfilled. When he had spoken to David, the Bible says, “And Jonathan went to his house.” He never saw David again. He never reigned with David. He died beside Saul in battle; fighting a good cause but on the wrong side and with the wrong king.
The lesson here is this; those who won’t fight with the leader won’t reign with the leader. This is because we get out of life exactly what we put into it. What we sow is what we reap. If we believe in a leader and our place with him, we must fight by his side to secure it or we lose it to another.
Prayer: Father, show me the leader to follow per time.

Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 191

Scripture Passage: 1 Samuel 23:7-12
It is not Uncommon for the Leader to be Betrayed
The Bible says; “And it was told Saul that David was come to Keilah…..And Saul called all the people together to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men…….Then said David, O Lord God of Israel, thy servant hath certainly heard that Saul seeketh to come to Keilah, to destroy the city for my sake. Will the men of Keilah deliver me up into his hand? And the Lord said, He will come down. Then said David, Will the men of Keilah deliver me and my men into the hand of Saul? And the Lord said, they will deliver thee up.”
The lesson here is this; it is not uncommon for the leader to be betrayed. And the leader is usually betrayed by the very people he makes a personal sacrifice to serve. Jesus, the greatest leader that ever lived, was betrayed and so every leader can expect to be betrayed.
Prayer: Father, show me how to handle betrayal.